Burglary Suspect Arrested Additional Victims Sought

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Suspect Dewayne Maris

The Long Beach Police Department has arrested a male subject in connection with three residential cat burglaries and it is believed that additional victims may exist.

The cat burglaries, a burglary that occurs while the resident is in the home, occurred in the Belmont Shore and Belmont Heights neighborhoods of Long Beach between July 2010 and April 2011. In each incident, the suspect was discovered either inside the residence or attempting to gain access to the residence through a window.

The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Dewayne Maris of Long Beach, was arrested on April 21, 2011, at approximately 1:45 a.m. in the 4000 block of Ocean Boulevard just shortly after the three reported incidents had occurred in the area, and booked for residential burglary.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed three counts of residential cat burglary, and one count of assault against the defendant that stemmed from him pushing one of the victims down as he fled the residence. However, investigators believe there may be additional victims who have never contacted police. If you have seen defendant Maris in your neighborhood or have been the victim of an unreported crime, please contact Long Beach Police Sex Crimes Detective Louie Galvan at (562) 570-6407.

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