Two burglars were caught after breaking into the Home Depot located at 18282 Collier Avenue in Lake Elsinore Monday Morning.
Two suspects arrived on foot and commenced to cutting the wire fence leading into the garden area of the Home Depot. About 2:20 am, one suspect made entry into the garden area. The deputies conducting the surveillance immediately established a perimeter around the business. One suspect, Michael Christopher Wood was located outside next to the entry point with the burglary tools, which were used to cut the wire fence.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter and two K-9 units responded to assist with locating the second suspect inside the business. The K-9 alerted to the suspect, Daniel Robert Turkmany who was hiding in a box on the top rack of the garden area. The suspect surrendered without incident once located by K-9.
Mr. Wood, 46 years of age, and a resident of Lake Elsinore, was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, for Commercial Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Commercial Burglary.
This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with information about commercial burglaries within the Home Depot business complex is encouraged to contact Deputy Beaudet at (951) 245-3300.
As a reminder, “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.