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A 30-year-old probationer suspected of burglarizing multiple Temecula businesses, stealing electronics and a parked car, was out of custody Thursday on bond.

Timothy Mark Bethell of Winchester was arrested last week on suspicion vehicle theft, burglary and probation violations following a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department investigation.

Bethell was booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, where he remained until Tuesday, when he posted $200,000 bail.

According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Sean Liebrand, on June 8, Bethell allegedly burglarized a business in the 27500 block of Ynez Road, broke into another business in the 43500 block of Ridge Park Drive and burglarized a third outlet in the 28700 block of Old Town Front Street.

Bethell is additionally suspected of vandalizing an establishment in the 28200 block of Old Town Front Street, causing $2,400 in damage, according to Liebrand.

The sergeant alleged that he stole a blue 2018 Hyundai Elantra at the Ridge Park Drive location. A laptop computer and iPads were also taken during the burglaries.

Liebrand said investigators picked up the suspect’s trail after video security surveillance camera images were obtained from one of the businesses. The Hyundai was tracked down using automated license plate readers in Temecula.

Patrol deputies found the vehicle on the morning of June 9, parked behind a business in the 29600 block of Rancho California Road, where Bethell was taken into custody without incident after returning to the car, the sergeant said.

Liebrand said that a search of the suspect’s motel room in Temecula was conducted and alleged evidence from the burglaries was seized.

Background information on Bethell was not available.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Southwest Station at 951-696-3000.

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