On Thursday night, a Sheriff's deputy arrested a man for an outstanding warrant related to transportation of drugs and later found he may be linked to residential burglaries in Sonoma Valley, Glen Ellen and Santa Rosa, according to a news release.
Deputy Craver saw a suspicious occupied vehicle parked in the 20200 block of 5th Street West in Sonoma at about 11:45 p.m. and contacted the occupant who was identified as Harley Adkins.
Craver discovered that Adkins had two outstanding arrest warrants out of Tehama County for Transportation of Drugs and Failing to Appear in Court. Adkins was arrested for the warrants, according to the news release.
Deputies searched Adkins' vehicle and discovered collectable coins, passports, and social security cards belonging to two separate residents of the Sonoma Valley area who had been recent victims of residential burglaries. Adkins was arrested and booked into the Sonoma County Jail for the warrants and possession of stolen property. His bail was set at $310,000.
Property Crimes Detectives were notified of Adkins' arrest and began an investigation. Detectives located a business card to a coin shop in Adkins possession. Detectives went to this coin shop and discovered that on three consecutive days starting on Feb. 18, Adkins went into the coin shop and sold rare coins and jewelry to the owner. Detectives confiscated the jewelry and coins.
Detectives located the owners of the stolen property who had been victims of residential burglaries. The victims reside in Glenn Ellen, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa.
Detectives viewed surveillance video of the suspect inside the coin shop and discovered a second suspect. He was identified as a 17-year old juvenile from the Sonoma Valley area. The juvenile was arrested for possession of stolen property.
A search of his bedroom turned up additional stolen property, three pounds of processed marijuana, and packaging material. The juvenile was booked at Juvenile Hall for Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of Marijuana for Sales, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Detectives went to the Sonoma County Jail and charged Adkins, 28, a resident of Eureka, with 3 counts of 1st Degree Residential Burglary, 3 counts of Commercial Burglary, and 1 count of Possession of Stolen Property. Adkins' bail was raised to $460,000 due to the additional charges.