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Press Release: Commercial Burglary 
Agency: Lake Elsinore Police
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: May 06, 2019 Time: 08:00 A.M.
Incident Date: May 06, 2019 Time: 01:00 A.M.
Incident Location: 18282 Collier Ave., Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Glenn Warrington
File Number(s): L19125114

Details:

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, about 11:00 p.m., deputies assigned to the Problem Oriented Policing Team conducted surveillance at the Home Depot located at 18282 Collier Ave., in the city of Lake Elsinore, reference multiple commercial burglaries occurring. 

Daniel Robert Turkmany Michael Christopher Wood

On Monday morning, about 1:00 a.m., two suspects arrived on foot and commenced to cutting the wire fence leading into the garden area of the Home Depot.  About 2:20 a.m., one suspect made entry into the garden area.  The deputies conducting the surveillance immediately established a perimeter around the business.  One suspect, Michael Christopher Wood was located outside next to the entry point with the burglary tools, which were used to cut the wire fence. 

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter and two K-9 units responded to assist with locating the second suspect inside the business.  The K-9 alerted to the suspect, Daniel Robert Turkmany who was hiding in a box on the top rack of the garden area.  The suspect surrendered without incident once located by K-9.

Mr. Wood, 46 years of age, and a resident of Lake Elsinore, was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, for Commercial Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Commercial Burglary.

Mr. Turkmany, 34 years of age, and a transient of Lake Elsinore, was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, for Commercial Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Commercial Burglary.

This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with information about commercial burglaries within the Home Depot business complex is encouraged to contact Deputy Beaudet at (951) 245-3300.   

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members.  Business owners and residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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