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Santa Rosa Police Department
Thursday November 3rd, 2022 :: 05:04 p.m. PDT


ARREST: Santa Rosa Man Arrested for Residential Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property & Identity Theft

Original Residential Burglary Investigation:
In late July 2022, the Santa Rosa Police Department responded to a residential burglary in the 4300-block of Fistor Drive, Santa Rosa. A suspect broke into the residence and stole more than $30,000 worth of personal property. Some of the items stolen were electronics, jewelry, family heirlooms, personal identification information, collectibles, and financial documents. The suspect also stole the victim’s vehicle. An area resident reported seeing a door open at the residence. No one was home at the time of the burglary. Officers processed the crime scene, but no suspect was initially identified. The Santa Rosa Police Department’s Property Crime Team took over the investigation.
Forgery & Possession of Stolen Property Arrests:
On August 1, 2022, at 4:21 pm, two suspects were arrested for attempting to cash multiple checks at a local business in the 1200-block of Piner Road. The checks were stolen during the initial burglary on Fistor Drive.
The suspects & charges filed:

  • Christian Kemp, a 21-year-old Santa Rosa resident was arrested for Forgery, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, Possessing Stolen Property, and Identify Theft
  • Jesse Salter, a 28-year-old Santa Rosa resident was arrested for Forgery, Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, Possessing Stolen Property, and Identify Theft 
Both suspects have been charged by the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office for the above charges. Detectives are currently looking for Salter because he failed to appear in court and has an active felony arrest warrant related to this case. Anyone with information about Salter’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Santa Rosa Police Department. The photograph attached of the suspect with tattoos is Salter.
Possession of Stolen Property Arrests:
Through their thorough investigation, Property Crime detectives identified an apartment in San Rafael that might have the victim’s property. On August 3, 2022, Property Crime detectives served a search warrant at an apartment in the 300-block of Channing Way in San Rafael. During the service of the search warrant, detectives located two suspects and most of the stolen property from the Fistor Drive burglary.
Officers arrested Adam Richardson, a 36-year-old Santa Rosa resident for possession of the stolen property. A female with Richardson was also arrested. The female’s information is not being released, at this time, because she has not yet been charged in this case. Richardson was also acquaintances with Kemp and Salter, from the forgery and ID theft investigation. Richardson was later booked into the Sonoma County Jail.
Arrest in the Fistor Drive Residential Burglary:
SRPD Property Crime detectives continued to investigate the initial burglary case, followed up on credible leads, wrote numerous search warrants, and pieced together evidence from each of the above incidents. Ultimately, detectives were able to develop probable cause that Adam Richardson was responsible for the residential burglary on Fistor Drive in July 2022.
On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 9:00 am, SRPD Property Crime detectives arrested Richardson at the Marin County Superior Courts. During the arrest process, detectives located a home key in his possession. Richardson was booked into the Sonoma County jail for felony residential burglary and vehicle theft.
After Richardson was booked into the Sonoma County jail, detectives learned that Richardson was living in an apartment in the 6100-block of Montecito Blvd. Richardson is currently on probation and is required to submit to searches of his residence. At 11:00 am, detectives searched the apartment and located more stolen property from the Fistor Drive residential burglary. Detectives also located personal identifying information for at least 30 different people from throughout Santa Rosa and Sonoma County. Property Crime detectives additional arrested Richardson for:
Identity Theft/Possession of Multiple Peoples Personal Information
Possession of Stolen Property
Possession of Burglary Tools
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of Controlled Substance Paraphernalia
Richardson is currently in the Sonoma County Jail with a $300,000 bail. Property Crime detectives believe that Richardson may be responsible for more identity thefts and residential burglaries. If you believe you have been a victim of a similar incident related to Richardson, police contact the Santa Rosa Police Department. The photograph attached of the suspect without tattoos is Richardson.
Media inquiries may be directed to Sergeant Christopher Mahurin at (707) 975-0129 or [email protected].  SRPD case #22-8711

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