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Alice Echo News-Journal
  • San Diego PD makes string of burglary arrests

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  • San Diego Police cleared four burglary cases in the last month, arresting three individuals on burglary charges.
    Police arrested Roberto Guerra just 30 minutes after a burglary took place on May 9 on the 600 block of W. Gray.
    Guerra allegedly made his way into the home through the back door. Based on statements from the home owners, Guerra was staying in a house behind the victim's home. A search by police uncovered the stolen items at that residence, including jewelry, Freer PD Investigator Fernando Garcia said. A .22 pistol and 12 gage shotgun taken from the home is still unaccounted for, and the police are asking the public to call in with any information they may have on this case.
    Guerra was arrested on a charge of burglary of a habitation, possession of a controlled substance and had a blue warrant, which is a violation of parole.
    Police have also arrested Gavino Arredondo, 21, on charges of burglary of a habitation and evading arrest after thousands of dollars in lawn equipment was taken from a home on the 100 block of S. Perez.
    The burglary occurred on May 24, shortly after 1 p.m. A neighbor nearby noticed an individual entering the home, and thought illegal activity might be taken place. The reporting party called the police to come and check the home.
    When SDPD officers arrived, they entered into a foot pursuit with Arredondo. He was apprehended and taken into custody. After his arrest, Arredondo was interviewed by Garcia, and he confessed to an earlier burglary that took place at Security Finance.
    "There is a second suspect in that case that has not been apprehended yet, so we're asking anyone with information on the case to contact the office at 279-2924, or contact Crime Stoppers at 664-STOP, " Garcia said.
    On May 25, Johnathan Rodriguez, 23, was arrested on a charge of burglary of a habitation after a burglary took place on the 200 block of N. Seguin.
    Rodriguez allegedly took an Xbox and game equipment from the home. The homeowner was at the back of the house at the time of the incident, and was able to identify the getaway vehicle.
    When police arrived at the scene, they began to drive around the neighborhoods, until they found Rodriguez and the vehicle, driving around some four blocks away. The search included the assistance of San Diego Code Compliance Officer John Medina,. along with Sgt. Jeremy Wendt and Officer Alfred Gonzalez.
    SDPD Chief John Spillers said these quick arrests are proof that the public coming forward does make a difference.
    "I want to thank them for calling us and reporting this suspicious activity," Spillers said. "We're trying to slow down this activity. If someone isn't sure, they should call us anyway to check it out."

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