LANDERS — A stolen motorcycle, van, generator and other property taken in recent burglaries were found in the yard at 55976 Lilac Lane Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Department reported.

Deputies were told the stolen property was at the house and when they responded, they spotted a stolen Suzuki dirt bike and stolen Dodge van in the front yard, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The deputies entered the home through an open door, a call log states. They found three people inside: Stelios Louis Chapman, 41, Cara Marie Anderson, 29, and Patricia Ann Padilla, 43, all of Landers.

They also spotted a .22 rifle in plain view, the log states.

The deputies got a warrant to search the home and reported finding a panel van, a Wacker Neuson industrial generator, other smaller tools and miscellaneous property. In total, more than $30,000 dollars in property was recovered from thefts out of San Bernardino and Riverside counties, according to a news release from Sgt. M. Hurtado.

The property is being released to the owners.

The call log states deputies also found two more firearms along with ammunition.

Anderson and Padilla were booked at the Morongo Basin Jail on charges of being felons in possession of firearms.

Padilla has a felony on her record from 2004, when she was convicted of willful child cruelty likely to cause injury or death. Anderson was convicted of felony identity theft and receiving stolen property in 2016. She also has convictions in Riverside County for mail theft and possession of stolen property, burglary tools, drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Both women were released from jail Thursday night. The district attorney has not yet filed charges.

Chapman was taken to the hospital for a pre-existing medical condition and has not been arrested or charged.

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