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Wednesday 05/04/2022 4:19 PM - Burglary Suspects Arrested

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Burglary Suspects Arrested
Date and Time of Incident: 10-19-21, Approximately 3:45 AM
Place of Occurrence: Rich Man Poor Man Antique Shop, 2110 Main Street, Cambria
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Kristin Marie Miller, 39, Transient No Known Address, Santa Clara County James Matthew McPherson, 46, Transient No Known Address, Santa Clara County
Details of News Release: On 10-19-21, Deputies responded to a report of an audible alarm at the Rich Man Poor Man Antique Shop in Cambria. When Deputies arrived they noticed the front glass door to the business was shattered. Surveillance video also revealed a male suspect smashing jewelry cases with a hammer. That hammer was later found at the business and was collected as evidence. The video showed the suspect taking a large amount of jewelry from the smashed cases. The loss was estimated at more than $250,000. Based on the evidence collected, Sheriff's Detectives were able to positively identify the burglary suspects as 39-year-old Kristin Miller and 46-year-old James McPherson, both listed as transient with no known address out of Santa Clara County. Detectives also discovered at least nine different jewelry and pawn stores in the San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Clara areas where the suspects sold the stolen jewelry. On 4-18-22, the San Jose Police Department notified the Sheriff's Office they had arrested Kristin Miller. On 4-25-22, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office arrested James McPherson. Both were transported to the San Luis Obispo County Jail where they are facing charges of commercial burglary, receiving stolen property, conspiracy to commit burglary and other theft related charges.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Wednesday 05/04/2022 4:24 PM