Three people have been arrested in connection with the August burglary of a local business, according to law enforcement.
The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said its Kern County substation received an alert at around 3:37 a.m. on Aug. 24 of an alarm going off at Mesa Clinical Pharmacy in Mountain Mesa, an unincorporated area near Lake Isabella. When deputies arrived, they found that medication had been stolen from the business.
By 7:15 that morning, deputies learned that 20-year-old Tyler Allen may have been involved in the theft. Deputies contacted Allen at a residence in the 6500 block of Grace Avenue in Mt. Mesa.
The department said he was found to be in possession of some of the stolen meds. Allen was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail on suspicion of burglary.
During the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office learned of other possible suspects in the burglary. Deputies contacted 19-year-old Phillip McFee on Aug. 29 at his residence in the 6400 block of Lynch Canyon Road and, based on their discussion with McFee, determined that there was probable cause to arrest him.
The following day, deputies conducted a search warrant at another residence in the same block. The department said deputies found some of the stolen medication and evidence of burglary.
Another residence at Diedrich Road in Wofford Heights was also searched. More stolen property was found there.
Deputies arrested 53-year-old Lena Garcia and booked her in the jail on suspicion of being an accessory to burglary and possessing narcotics for sale.