Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:55 a.m. Deputies responded to
an alarm call at the Copper Mountain College campus. While the responding
Deputy was checking the campus, an unknown male ran from the campus into the
open desert. Deputies were able to track the suspect for several miles through
the desert recoving items of stolen property the suspect dropped along the way.
Sheriff's Deputies were assisted by Officer's with the California Highway
Patrol and after several hours, the suspect was located hiding in dense brush
in the yard of a residence in the 65000 block of Cobalt Rd in Joshua Tree. The
owner of the property was not associated with the suspect in any way and it
appeared the suspect attempted to hide in the dense yard as deputies began
getting close to him.
The suspect was
arrested and identified as 26 year old Marcus Christensen who had ties to both
Joshua Tree and Burbank. All property stolen from the College was recovered and
returned to the school.
was booked at the Morongo Basin Jail for burglary and is being held on $25,000
Refer: Sergeant Derek Garvin
Station: Morongo Basin
No. (760) 366-4175