A Diamond Bar man - who authorities said was found with burglary tools, a fake gun and items believed to be stolen - was arrested Feb. 27 in Chino Hills.
David Prather, 25, was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. He was booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga and later released.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s were called sometime around 7 a.m. to the 2800 block of Eagle Crest Road by a resident who spotted the man and at least one other male at the Eagle Crest Apartment complex standing outside an apartment of an acquaintance, according to a news release by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s.
The men wore hooded sweatshirts and were carrying backpacks, the witness told authorities. She spoke to them and became concerned and called deputies. Officials said the man fled when he saw them.
Deputies set up a perimeter and found the man they later identified as Prather hiding in an alcove between apartments, near the center of the complex. Deputies said they found his backpack, which contained several hunting knives, a realistic replica handgun in a holster, and burglary tools.
Women’s clothing and sports equipment were found in the backpack and may have been stolen, officials said. An investigation is ongoing and deputies said they are attempting to locate the victims and return the property.