Clovis News

Suspect in Red Bull thefts turns self in

A suspect in the theft of several cases of Red Bull energy drink from two local convenience stores in recent weeks turned himself over Friday to Fresno police detectives who went to his Kingsburg home to question him.

Charles Burkhalter, 42, was booked into the Fresno County Jail on suspicion of burglary and grand theft.

Police said Burkhalter posed as a Red Bull representative and told store employees he needed to replace expired drinks.

He is suspected of stealing several cases of the energy drinks from Lucky Mini Mart at 105 N. Clovis Ave. on Feb. 2 and of taking $837 in the drinks from the am/pm convenience store at 5595 E. Olive Ave. on March 1.