MADERA COUNTY – Bobbi Jo Heiss, 25 of Oakhurst, is in custody, suspected in a string of break-ins in the Oakhurst and North Fork areas, and her partner-in-crime is being sought by police, according to a news release from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s deputies have been investigating a number of residential burglaries in the mountain area for several weeks, and apprehended Heiss just off Highway 41 in Coarsegold at 1:23 a.m., Friday morning, with the assistance of the CHP.
Heiss’s suspected accomplice, Christopher Edwin Wrought, 45, recently of Oakhurst, is believed to be in the Central Valley area, possibly somewhere in Fresno, says the Sheriff’s Office.
Dubbed the “cat-burg” couple by police, Heiss and Wrought resided on Big Oak Flat Road in Oakhurst at one point, and deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating the remaining suspect.
Christopher Wrought is a Caucasian male, 5′ 8″, weighs approximately 180 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He sports a number of tattoos, among them: a skull holding a hand of cards located just below his left ear, a panther or jaguar penned on his right bicep, WILD ONE etched across his back with the Nazi “SS” symbol in between the two words. He also has flames tattooed on his left wrist.
Arrest records show that in 2005, Wrought, at the time, a Fresno parolee, was arrested in Madera County. He was arrested again for parole violation in Madera County in 2006, and turned over to the California Department of Corrections. He was arrested a third time in Fresno County this past March. Police have released photos of his tattoos in order to assist the public in identifying him.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call either the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at 559-765-7770 or CRIME STOPPERS at 559-498-STOP. An anonymous tip to CRIME STOPPERS that will help detectives apprehend Christopher Edwin Wrought could be worth up to a thousand dollars, says the Sheriff’s Office.