Arrests Made in Local Commercial Burglary

By G. T. Houts

Blue Jay, CA – On Saturday, November 18, 2017, the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station received a call to report a commercial burglary in the 27000 block of Hwy 189 in Blue Jay. The reporting party stated that, at approximately 3:30 a.m., a masked subject entered the business and stole thousands of dollars worth of prescription glasses, sunglasses, contact lenses, contact solution, and approximately $1,000 cash. The incident was captured on video surveillance.

Deputies from the Twin Peaks Station Multiple Enforcement Team, and station detectives, took over the investigation. MET deputies and detectives developed a pool of suspects, based on the video surveillance and statements. On November 20, 2017, deputies conducted a search of Michael and Casey Chalfant’s residence. Michael is a 29-year-old resident of Twin Peaks, Casey is a 26-year-old resident of Twin Peaks. While searching the residence, deputies located stolen  items from the commercial burglary, along with other reported stolen property from other burglaries in the area. Michael Chalfant was contacted at the residence and arrested.

On November  21, 2017, MET deputies and station detectives served a search warrant at Matthew Snyder’s resident, Matthew is a 23-year-old resident of Twin Peaks. Casey Chalfant and Matthew Snyder were both contacted at the residence and arrested.

Michael Chalfant, Casey Chalfant and Matthew Snyder were all arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center for violation of PC 459, burglary and PC 496(A), possession of stolen property. Michael is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond. Casey and Snyder are being held in lieu of $25,000 bond. The case will be submitted to the District Attorney’s office for review.

Numerous items of stolen property were recovered, and it is believed that there may be additional victims. If you have any information regarding this case, or you may have been the victim of a theft, please contact Deputy Jonathan Cavender or Detective Eric Trujillo at the Twin Peaks Station, (909)  336-0600 or WeTip 1-800-78-CRIME.