The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reported that a Dunsmuir man was arrested and charged with felony burglary after two cash registers and approximately $2,100 in cash were stolen from Yaks restaurant in Dunsmuir after closing time Monday night, Oct. 2.

Sheriff Jon Lopey, in a news release, described the investigation that led to the arrest of Lamont Darnell Brown, Jr., age 25, as “brief but intense.”

The Sheriff’s Office reported the following information in its news release:

On Oct. 3 at about 7:40 a.m., Deputy Mike Burns responded to a call of a burglary at Yaks Restaurant, located on the 4900 block of Dunsmuir Ave. Evidence at the scene and statements from restaurant employees indicated an unknown suspect entered the business after closing time and absconded with two cash registers and approximately $2,100 in cash.

Investigative follow-up conducted by Deputies Burns, Kubowitz, and Whetstine located a “person of interest” in the case, later identified as Lamont Darnell Brown, Jr., 25 years-old, of Dunsmuir. Brown was located at a residence on the 4300 block of Branstetter Street in Dunsmuir. Evidence of the crime was also located behind the Dunsmuir Community Health Clinic, including a tray that was suspected to have been attached to one of the stolen cash registers. $40-worth of coins were also located at the scene. Later, one of the cash registers was also recovered at another location. A questioning of Mr. Brown and recovery of evidence at his location, including $1,538.55 in cash, led to his arrest for the burglary.

Assistance was also received from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Parole Office.

Brown was arrested for felony burglary and transported to the Siskiyou County Jail for booking. He was later placed on a CDCR parole hold.

“This was a good piece of police work on the part of all involved deputies,” Sheriff Lopey states in the release. “Our business owners work hard to earn a living and I am grateful these fine deputies worked diligently to solve this case in such an expeditious and proficient manner. I would also like to thank the citizen-witnesses and CDCR parole agents who contributed to the favorable outcome of this felony investigation. There is still work to be done on this case and anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”