Mammoth police on Sunday busted a 22-year-old Mammoth man for Saturday night burglaries at both Roberto's and Grumpy's restaurants.
Eduardo Barrios Navarro, 22, was booked for commercial burglary at Mono County Jail with a bail of $50,000.
On Sunday, at approximately 8 a.m. MLPD officers responded to Robertoâ€™s for a burglary investigation.
An employee discovered the crime when she reported to work at 7:20 a.m. and observed cash registers open and other evidence of a burglary. The investigation revealed that the suspect broke a window to enter the restaurant.
A short time later, an employee of Grumpyâ€™s discovered that a burglary had occurred at that restaurant as well.
Officers responded to Grumpyâ€™s and determined that it was likely the same suspect who had committed both crimes.
An expensive mountain bike belonging to a Grumpyâ€™s employee was stolen.
Surveillance video from Grumpyâ€™s was viewed and the suspect was observed on the video. One of the Grumpyâ€™s employees recognized the suspect as a local Mammoth Lakes resident known as â€śChito.â€ť
The employee didnâ€™t know Chitoâ€™s real name but told the officers that he lives at Sierra Park Villas and identified his truck parked in the Sierra Park Villas parking lot.
Officers conducted additional follow-up investigation and determined that â€śChitoâ€™sâ€ť true name is Eduardo Barrios Navarro.
Officers obtained additional evidence that tied Navarro to both crimes. The officers obtained a search warrant for Navarroâ€™s residence and arrested him for both burglaries. Navarro confessed to both crimes and all stolen property was recovered.