Auburn-area transient facing multiple burglary, firearm, drug charges

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A man who is an occasional transient of the Auburn area was still in custody Friday afternoon after being booked on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, including seven counts of felony burglary. At 3:40 p.m. Thursday Auburn Police officers David Neher and Carlos Castaner responded to the 900 block of Lincoln Way where a man who allegedly had just broken into a house was walking, according to Sgt. Michael Garlock. When a resident reportedly saw Brandon George Kendall, 27, climbing out of a window of a residence on the 100 block of Crutcher Court in Auburn, she followed him and called police on her cell phone to inform them of Kendall’s location, Garlock said. Kendall reportedly had a loaded pistol, which he allegedly stole from the Crutcher Court home, according to Garlock. Garlock said Kendall also allegedly burglarized the house. Auburn Police detectives Adam Cline and Dustin McLaughlin spoke with Kendall and reportedly found he was involved in at least seven additional burglaries and one vehicle theft in the city of Auburn between July 14 and July 28, Garlock said. According to Garlock, Kendall had also allegedly broken into a residence on the 200 block of Virginia Street before his arrest. He allegedly stole a shotgun from the home, which he reportedly claimed he traded for illegal narcotics. Garlock said Kendall was booked on seven counts of felony burglary, being under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, possessing stolen property, a felony, possessing a loaded firearm and possessing a concealed firearm, misdemeanors, being a drug addict in possession of a firearm, a felony, theft of a firearm, a felony, and possessing drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. As of Friday afternoon Kendall was in custody in Placer County Jail with a $510,000 bail. ~Staff report