According to the Los Banos Police Department, officers have been investigating a number of commercial burglaries dating back to October 2019.
The burglaries targeted commercial businesses ranging from a school site to storage facilities, construction companies, and other businesses and organizations in our community.
Police say, the suspect wore a Spiderman Mask to conceal his identity during the crimes.
Detectives began putting a case together, conducting surveillance, and narrowing down a suspect.
On February 10, 2020, Detectives served a search warrant in the 300 block of San Juan Avenue at the home of 37-year-old Lawrence Cecil Smith III, in connection with the string of local burglaries.
Detectives recovered truckloads of stolen property at Smith’s apartment valued at more than $30,000 dollars.
A number of recovered stolen items have been identified and returned to the victims in these cases; and Detectives are continuing to match up property to open burglary cases.
Police ask that anyone with information in this case to contact Detective Lyle Kelley at (209) 827-2533.
Lawrence Cecil Smith III, was booked on multiple counts of burglary and possession of stolen property.
Smith remains in custody at the John Latoracca Correctional Center in lieu of $60,000 bail.