LEMOORE — A Lemoore man was arrested recently after Lemoore Police Department officials said he broke into a home one morning and then tried to break into the same home later that same day.
Around 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, Lemoore officers said they were dispatched to the 500 block of East Hanford Armona Road for a residential burglary report.
Police said the victim had arrived home and noticed forced entry into her home through a broken window. The broken window’s screens were also missing, they said.
Officers said items inside the residence were vandalized and some property was stolen.
They also said possible suspect blood evidence was left at the scene by the unknown suspect and was collected during the investigation.
Later that same day around 5:45 p.m., officials said the same victim called to report another burglary in progress at her home and told police someone was trying to break in.
Authorities said the victim called 911 as the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle prior to police arrival. They said the victim was able to provide a suspect and vehicle description to responding officers.
Officers said they located the suspect vehicle shortly after and conducted a traffic stop on it in the 1400 block of Cedar Lane.
The driver was identified as 38-year-old Moses Chasimba of Lemoore and officials said Chasimba was subsequently arrested for DUI.
Police said Chasimba had fresh injuries consistent with the first residential burglary’s broken window. A vehicle search of Chasimba’s vehicle revealed a window screen and one of the items the victim reported as stolen from the first residential burglary in the back seat, they said.
Detectives were called out and assisted with obtaining a search warrant for Chasimba’s residence for the remainder of first burglary’s stolen property. Officers said the search warrant was served on Chasimba’s residence located in the 200 block of Seminole Way later that night.
The victim’s stolen property and other physical evidence linking Chasibma to the first burglary were located and seized, officials said.
Authorities said Chasimba was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of DUI, possession of open containers, residential burglary, possession of stolen property and vandalism. Chasimba’s bail was set at $80,000.