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Seal Beach Police Department arrests suspect in residential burglary

A man was arrested for residential burglary two days after committing a crime in Seal Beach.

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 2, 2021, the Seal Beach Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Crestview Avenue regarding a call of a residential burglary. Responding officers determined that a suspect entered the house while the residents and children were asleep inside. When the residents awoke later that morning, they discovered that their home had been burglarized and that property was missing. Seal Beach Police Detectives also responded and began conducting an investigation.

On Thursday, February 4, 2021, the Seal Beach Police Department arrested Nicholas Tyler Johnson, age 21 of Seal Beach, in connection with this and other burglaries which occurred in Seal Beach. Johnson was charged with multiple counts of residential burglary. He was later booked at the Orange County Jail.

“The Seal Beach Police Detective Bureau worked tirelessly to solve this case,” said Chief of Police Philip L. Gonshak. “I could not be more proud of our patrol officers who conducted a very thorough initial investigation by securing the scene and preserving evidence. Two days after the crime occurred, the suspect was in custody. I hope this sends a strong message to anyone considering victimizing Seal Beach.”

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This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.