BURLEY — Police say a Rupert man stole $6,750 worth of items from four residences in Cassia County but left his driver’s license behind at the scene of the crime.
Brayden Skyler Matsen, 20, is charged with two counts of grand theft, four counts of burglary, two counts of misdemeanor petit theft along with counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A homeowner who discovered a Glock gun case was missing from his car and that his garage had been burglarized called police early Tuesday. He had a camera outside his home that captured footage of the suspect.
Deputies reviewed the images on the camera, which showed a man with a cloth covering his face. In the homeowner’s garage officers found clothing that the suspect had been wearing in the images and an Idaho driver’s license belonging to Matsen.
Deputies also found a glass pipe with residue and a backpack containing stolen items inside the garage. They also found car keys to Matsen’s car in front of the home.
Three neighbors also had their cars and garages broken into, police said.
At 6:25 a.m., an officer saw a male run eastbound across the road near the homes and hop over a fence. Deputies chased the man, and when he was captured, they noticed he had on the same shoes the suspect was wearing in the images and the bottoms of his shoes matched prints found near the houses.
Deputies said Matsen admitted to being at the houses and taking the items.
A preliminary hearing is set for June 8 in Cassia County Magistrate Court.