A Fresno couple was arrested by sheriff’s detectives Tuesday for allegedly burglarizing multiple homes in north Fresno.
Patrick Kasper, 22, and Dianna Henson, 20, were stopped by a detective as they walked near Highway 99 and Olive Avenue because they were wanted felons, spokesman Tony Botti said.
Kasper was carrying a loaded gun and a key to a motel room on the 1400 block of North Golden State Boulevard. Detectives searched the room and recovered several items stolen during different burglaries, Botti said.
An SUV was located by a deputy near the intersection of Palm and Santa Fe avenues that matched the description of a vehicle used during a Jan. 7 burglary of a home near Gettysburg and Del Mar avenues, Botti said. Around $4,000 worth of jewelry and electronics were stolen.
People matching descriptions of Kasper and Hensen were seen near the home at the time, Botti said. Detectives determined the person inside the vehicle on Tuesday wasn’t one of the burglary suspects, but the couple would frequently borrow the SUV to get around.
Tangelos, a citrus fruit, were found in the SUV by detectives, Botti said. Tangelo peels were allegedly left on the home floor by the suspects during the burglary on Jan. 7.
Kasper was arrested on suspicion of burglary, drug possession, possession of a loaded gun and violating probation. Henson was arrested on suspicion of burglary and violating probation. Both have extensive criminal histories, Botti said.
The investigation is ongoing as detectives check to see if the couple is responsible for other reported burglaries in Fresno County, Botti said. Deputies are also working to return the property recovered at the motel to its owners.
Anyone with additional information on Kasper or Henson should call the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center at 559-600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-STOP (7687).