The County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Nipomo man on suspicion of prowling and burglary after he reportedly broke into two different homes and assaulted the women who live in them.

It started with a 9-1-1 call at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, and deputies responded to the 200 block of North Burton St., in Nipomo for a report that a strange man had forced his way into a home and “grabbed a female victim. The suspect left prior to law enforcement’s arrival,” Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Cipolla said.

At 5:45 that same morning, deputies got a report of a burglary in progress in the 100 block of E. Tefft St., Nipomo. “It was reported,” Cipolla said, “that a male suspect was inside of a residence and had grabbed a female victim. The suspect left prior to law enforcement’s arrival. In both cases, neither female was hurt.”

Sheriff’s investigators believed it was the same fellow in both cases and appealed to the public for information. The case broke open quickly.

On Jan. 23, Cipolla said, “Sheriff’s detectives along with assistance of the public, identified and located the burglary suspect who was wanted for two incidents in Nipomo.”

The suspect was identified as Kammeron Anderson, 25 of Nipomo. “Detectives with the Sheriff’s Special Operations Unit located Anderson at a relative’s home in Nipomo,” Cipolla said.

Anderson was arrested for suspicion of residential burglary “with additional charges pending,” Cipolla said. He was booked into County Jail. No additional suspects are outstanding in this case, Cipolla said.

“The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for providing tips and assistance,” Cipolla said, “which led to the apprehension of Anderson.”

The investigation continues and the Sheriff’s Department is seeking anyone from the Downtown Nipomo area where the home invasions took place for any video-doorbell camera or security camera footage they might have from midnight to 7 a.m. on the 22nd. Contact detectives at (805) 781-4500.