On 04/03/2018, at 6:00 am, Fontana Police responded to a business (Tec Equipment) located at 16025 Slover Ave. The business reported that they were burglarized overnight, and forced entry was made via doors and windows to gain access. Investigators responded and learned that large amounts of property were taken, including a black Ford Ranger, which had the business decals on it. Much of the equipment taken was construction type equipment that holds a high value. The suspects used a forklift owned by the business to load the stolen property into a U-Haul truck. Detectives responded to assist in the investigation and were able to track a piece of stolen equipment to a storage facility in the City of Bloomington. Undercover officers set up surveillance on the location and observed four suspects arrive at the location, driving the stolen vehicle. The suspects were identified as Crystal Conant (25) of Colton, Jason Bissell (34), of Fontana, Jesse Graham (37), of Fontana, and Jordan Kory (31), of Bloomington.
When the four suspects arrived at the location they entered the storage unit where Officers observed it was jam packed with suspected stolen equipment. The suspects spent some time in the unit, trying to use a saw to gain entry into a safe which was stolen from the business overnight. After some time, the suspects got into their cars and left the scene, where marked units were awaiting them to conduct an enforcement stop. A short pursuit ensued, however it came to a quick end, where all suspects were taken into custody without incident. All suspects were arrested and taken to the Fontana Police Department for booking. A search warrant of the storage unit was authored and a search took place revealing what investigators believe to be well over a hundred thousand dollars of stolen property. The Fontana Police Department believes this is a large scale commercial burglary ring, which has targeted several victims in surrounding cities and is hoping for the public’s help in identifying the rightful owners of this stolen property. If you have any information, we ask you to contact the Fontana Police Department at (909) 350-7700.
For further media inquiries, please contact PIO J. Sayegh at (909) 350-7759, or Rsayegh@fontana.org