Two transients were arrested by Burbank Police on charges related to at least 15 residential burglaries in Burbank during the past three weeks. Nicholas Caves, age 25, and his girlfriend and alleged accomplice, Tabitha Gallagher, age 24, were taken into custody on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
“Burbank residents experienced a recent rash of residential and garage burglaries,” commented Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. “There have been fifteen reports, primarily of theft of power tools, computers, and sound equipment, in just the past three weeks.”
“Through our investigation of these thefts and with the assistance of evidence recovered by our forensic specialists, a suspect was identified,” added Ryburn.
Police obtained an arrest warrant and when Caves went in to the BPD station on Monday, February 17, for another matter, he was arrested on residential burglary charges that afternoon.
Investigators continued to work on the cases and identified another suspect, Gallagher. She was arrested without incident in the area of the 1300 block of N. Beachwood Drive on Tuesday, February 18.
“A large amount of stolen property was recovered from several locations in the city after the arrest of both suspects,” Ryburn said.
Fifteen separate victims have been identified and Burbank police are in the process of notifying the victims and returning the stolen items to their rightful owners. BPD is also working with other area law enforcement agencies to see if some of their unresolved garage and residential burglaries may be connected.
Caves was arraigned yesterday, February 19, in Burbank Superior Court and continues to be held without bail.
Gallagher is being held on a felony warrant for possession of stolen property and residential burglary and is due in court today, February 20. Her bail is set at $26,000.