An example of a person being handcuffed. Photo from Pixabay.
An example of a person being handcuffed. Photo from Pixabay.

A man was in custody Thursday for allegedly committing dozens of commercial burglaries across the San Fernando Valley and Burbank areas.

Reuben Newhouse, 62, was arrested on March 1, and he was being held on $505,000 bail, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

“From October 29, 2020, through February 25, 2022, Newhouse was responsible for over 70 commercial burglaries in the Valley, with 26 in North Hollywood,” an LAPD statement said.

“The estimated loss to small business owners struggling through the COVID pandemic exceeded $200,000 … in monetary and property damage,” police said.

According to police, Newhouse wore a mask and gloves while committing the crimes, most of which occurred between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. Most of the burglaries were captured on security video, police said.

“Crime alerts and community alerts were disseminated across the Valley with no leads until a concern(ed) citizen, discovered evidence on the side of the road,” police said. “The evidence led North Hollywood burglary detectives to Newhouse’s residence.”

A search warrant was served at Newhouse’s apartment, and detectives recovered burglary tools and other items taken from various businesses, police said.

Anyone with more information on the case, or who may have been victimized, was urged to call LAPD North Hollywood detectives at 818-754-8412; 877-LAPD-247; or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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