Beaumont, CA – On November 17, 2019, officers arrest subject in connection with burglaries from new construction in the 1400 block of Ellerg Way.
On November 16, 2019, at approximately 4:21am, officers were contacted by security monitoring new construction in the Sundance North area. Security reported seeing movement inside a residence and shortly after witnessing an unknown white male adult, approximately 40 years old with dark hair get into a maroon 2000 Ford Excursion that was parked nearby.
Officers arrived and conducted a safety check of the unoccupied residence. No subjects were located within the residence, however appliances within the kitchen of the home had been moved into the garage.
On Sunday, November 17, 2019, at approximately 6:15 am, the Beaumont Police Department received a second call from security regarding similar circumstances in the same area as the day before, however appliances and flooring were reported taken from one of the residences. Officers responded and were unable to locate any suspects, but witnesses reported seeing a subject and vehicle matching the description of the subject seen the day prior.
At approximately 11:27am, while officers were conducting routine patrol within the city, an officer observed a subject/vehicle matching the description from the burglaries from the earlier incidents. An investigative stop was conducted, the driver identified as Joshua Stapp, age 39, of Beaumont was contacted. Stapp was driving on a suspended license and was determined to be on Post-Release Community Supervision for a prior burglary conviction. Based on Stapp’s search terms, officers conducted a search of Stapp’s residence and recovered stolen property from the construction site. Stapp was arrested for burglary, possession of stolen property and booked at Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.
If anyone has any information regarding this case, please contact the On-Duty Watch Commander at 951-769-8500 or information can also be reported anonymously at firstname.lastname@example.org.