Arrest for Nicasio burglaries

10/20/2011

The primary suspect in a string of Nicasio burglaries was arrested last Friday in his Richmond residence after Marin sheriff’s deputies found him in possession of two rifles, jewelry, a laptop and flat screen TV that matched descriptions of items taken from homes in the area. Leonard Bradley, 54, was booked on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Law enforcement originally established the suspect’s identity when undercover officers instructed a Point Reyes substation deputy to pull over a suspicious white vehicle that was thought to be associated with the crimes on a routine traffic stop. After learning his address and establishing that he was a prior criminal on probation, deputies began observing Bradley at his home in Richmond over two weeks while waiting for him to return to Marin in order to catch him red-handed. When Bradley did not come back, deputies searched his home for goods that would connect him to the crimes. “He would have never come back to Marin County. He wasn’t very good at getting rid of the loot. We pretty much hit the jackpot,” Lieutenant Barry Heying said. Bradley said that another man, who has already been jailed on unrelated charges, served as an accomplice.