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Man Arrested for North of Montana Burglary, Two Others At Large

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By Lookout Staff

June 9, 2021 -- A 33-year-old man was charged with burglary on Tuesday after he was found in the alley of an exclusive Santa Monica residential street with stolen property.

Kenneth Dilks was arrested after police responded to an audible burglary alarm at a home the 600 block of Marguerita Avenue at around 4 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Surveillance camera captures burglary in progress
Surveillance camera captures burglary in progress (Courtesy SMPD)

Two other suspects -- a Hispanic man and a Hispanic or White woman -- are still at large, said Police Department spokesman Lt. Rudy Flores.

Officers responding to the scene "determined that two motorized go-carts had been stolen from the garage of the residence" and "immediately established a perimeter around the area," Flores said.

One of the officers saw a white F150 Ford truck parked in an alley with "the engine running and the headlights off," Flores said.

Dilks was the sole occupant of the truck, where officers found one of the stolen go-carts and two bicycles in the bed. They found the second go-cart in the bushes nearby.

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"Officers also located two backpacks in the rear passenger seat," Flores said. "One of the backpacks contained miscellaneous tools often used in to commit burglaries.

"The other contained items that appeared to be stolen, including identification not belonging to the suspect," he said.

Dilks was taken into custody and booked at the Santa Monica Jail.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged him with two counts of burglary and one count of grand theft.

"Officers later discovered Dilks was accompanied by two other suspects who are still outstanding," Flores said.

One of the suspects is described as a Hispanic male wearing a black beanie, orange jacket, black pants and shoes. The other is described as a Hispanic or White female wearing a black sweatshirt with a white logo, black pants and shoes.

Anyone with additional information should call Detective Zamfirov at 310-458-8398 or Santa Monica Department Watch Commander (24 hours) at 310-458-8427.

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