Kings County deputies investigate and solve credit cards crime

By The Leader Staff
Suspect Sean Ryan
Suspect Sean Ryan

Kings County Sheriff’s deputies, on Friday, Nov. 19, were dispatched to the KC Bowl in Hanford to investigate a vehicle burglary at about 11 p.m. The victim stated that while he and his family were enjoying an evening of bowling, the rear window of their vehicle had been shattered and a backpack stolen.

Items in the backpack included several debit cards. While the victims were bowling, deputies say that numerous fraudulent charges from local businesses were posted to the victim's banking account.

The following day, an investigating deputy contacted the businesses and obtained video surveillance of two suspects purchasing merchandise with one of the stolen debit cards. The video surveillance showed the suspects leaving in a gray Ford Focus.

The deputy searched the surrounding area near KC Bowl and located a gray Ford Focus that matched the one seen earlier in the video in the 9000 block of E. Lacey Blvd.

The deputy contacted the owner of the Ford and discovered a subject named Sean Ryan (33) and that he had driven the vehicle during the time of the incident.

The deputy contacted Ryan and identified him as the same person in the video who made purchases with the stolen debit card. Additionally, he discovered merchandise from one of the store purchases in the trunk of the Ford.

Sheriff’s officials say that Ryan admitted to possession of a small amount of Methamphetamine and a syringe in his pants pocket. He told authorities he used the syringe to inject heroin.

Deputies arrested the suspect, Ryan, and booked him into Kings County Jail for possessing illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The burglary and theft investigations were forwarded to the Kings County District Attorney’s Office for review of prosecution.

Authorities are still attempting to identify the second suspect. 

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