A Torrance resident was charged Monday with seven counts of commercial burglary stemming from a string of break-ins and thefts on Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach last year, according to a Manhattan Beach Police Department press release.
Dylan Meek, 31, has been in jail since Oct. 29, 2011, when he was arrested for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle. Los Angeles County Sheriffs, who made the arrest, found property in the vehicle they believed had been stolen from MB businesses, said MBPD Officer Stephanie Martin. During the ensuing investigation, MBPD executed a search warrant at Meek's home.
According to the press release, Meek's crimes are:
October 17, 2011: Commercial burglary at the , 1330 Parkview Avenue. Suspect used a pry tool to gain access to the location and stole approximately $3,000 and keys to an employee’s car. The employee’s car was subsequently stolen and then recovered behind Bristol Farms at 1570 Rosecrans Avenue the next day.
October 17, 2011: Commercial burglary to an office located at 1334 Parkview Avenue. The suspect used a pry tool to gain access to an office and rummaged through the desk drawers. No loss was reported.
October 18, 2011: Commercial burglary of ten office suites at , 1600 Rosecrans Avenue. Stolen during the crimes were cash, electronics, tools and movie/television props.
October 28, 2011: Commercial burglary of three office suites located at 1200 Rosecrans Avenue. The suspect used a pry tool to gain access through the front doors. Cash, credit cards and checks were stolen.
Meek is being held on $1.1 million bail.