DNA from Robbery Leads to Arrests

This dispatch has just been released by Kern Couty Sheriff’s Ofice. It appears here exactly as it was issued.

Date: Saturday, October 02, 2010
Time: 12:30:12 PM

Two hunters from Glendale went hunting in a forest area northwest of Frazier Park last year. They parked their vehicles on an isolated dirt road about four miles northwest of the intersections of Tecuya Drive and Cuddy Valley Road. When they were done hunting, the afternoon of October 20, 2009, they returned to their vehicles and found both had been broken into. A rock was used to break the window on one vehicle. A rifle, a shotgun, and several other items were stolen. A window on the other vehicle was also broken. The suspect apparently cut himself on the broken glass and bled inside this vehicle. The responding deputy seized some of the glass shards with the blood on it.

The blood was later submitted to the Kern County Regional Criminalistics Laboratory for DNA testing. On July 11, 2010 the DNA was matched to Daniel Edward Lyons, age 36.

On October 2, 2010 deputies assigned to the Frazier Park Substation and Metropolitan Patrol Division served a search warrant at Lyons’ residence at 3004 Cornell Street in the city of Bakersfield. The two firearms were not located, but other items stolen from the vehicle were. Lyons was booked into the Central Receiving Facility for vehicle burglary, PC 460(b); possession of stolen property, PC 496; and attempted vehicle burglary, PC 664/460(b).



This is part of the October 01, 2010 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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