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10/3/2013 10:48:00 AM
Businesses victim to burglary
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BLYTHE - A 17-year-old is in custody on suspicion of burglarizing the Elks Lodge and the neighboring music store.

Police say that they got a call about an open door at the music store in the 200 block of West Hobsonway at 5:30 Monday morning.

While looking around the building and finding no one inside, officers saw where the building had been broken into. Officers checked nearby businesses looking for more burglary victims.

They found an open door and signs of another break-in at the back of the Elks Lodge. Officers checked inside but didn't find anyone but did see obvious signs of forced entry and a burglary.

Police said burglars damaged property at both places but nothing was missing from the music store, However, the Elks Lodge is missing two cash registers, a flat screen TV, and cash. Employees and workers for both businesses were checking for the possibility of property missing.

Police questioned three people about the burglary and released two but arrested, a 17-year-old. Also, officers found marijuana on him, and he now faces charges for drugs and the burglary. Officers booked him into Juvenile Hall in Indio. Police were looking for a fourth suspect and on

Oct. 1 they arrested Raymondo Woodard, 19, of Blythe in Todd Park. They booked him into the Blythe Jail on suspicion of burglary.

Anyone with information about this case should call Blythe Police Department Detectives at 760-922-6111 or give the information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 760-921-CARE (2273) or by e-mail at

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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Article comment by: Richard Teskey

With the Governor's Latest legislation (Driver's Licenses (For ILLEGAL ALIENS) as well as all the Sanctuary Cities in California, and as a matter of California's Democratic Governor's Public Policy in the sprit of Social Justice/Social Engineering, is it not fair to release American Citizen Criminals with equal regularity as illegal Aliens? I thought it was fair and equal treatment under the law.... And That Lady Justice is blind folded for a reason... I'm just say'n.......................

Posted: Monday, October 7, 2013
Article comment by: Lew Erskine

How many times are they going to catch and release?

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