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Laguna Beach police arrest two Inland Empire residents on suspicion of vehicle burglaries and then find neglected German shepherd pup

By in Press Enterprise on June 14, 2017

By Erika I. Ritchie

  • Laguna Beach police Reserve Officer Spring Sendele sits with Flash Gordon, an 8-week-old puppy relinquished by his San Bernardio owners.

  • Laguna Beach Police Department arrests suspect in Redlands. (Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach Police Department)

    Laguna Beach Police Department arrests suspect in Redlands. (Photo courtesy of Laguna Beach Police Department)

  • The 8-week-old puppy relinquished by its owners after Laguna Beach police found him neglected and injured in San Bernardino.

    The 8-week-old puppy relinquished by its owners after Laguna Beach police found him neglected and injured in San Bernardino.

  • Laguna Beach police detectives arrested vehicle burglary suspects in the Inland Empire. (Photo Laguna Beach Police Department.)

    Laguna Beach police detectives arrested vehicle burglary suspects in the Inland Empire. (Photo Laguna Beach Police Department.)

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flashgordonLAGUNA BEACH A 28-year-old Redlands woman and a 22-year-old San Bernardino man were arrested by Laguna Beach police detectives on suspicion of breaking into and stealing valuables from at least 10 locked and unlocked cars in a north Laguna neighborhood, police said Wednesday.

The car burglary and theft spree, reported between midnight and 6 a.m. on the weekend of June 3, are the highest number of cars hit this year, said Laguna Beach police Investigations Sgt. Jim Cota.

Since Jan. 1, there have been 56 vehicle burglaries and thefts. Twenty-six from locked cars, 30 from unlocked cars.

Police are urging residents to be vigilant in locking their cars and taking valuables with them.

Detective Dave Gensemer and Detective Cornelius Ashton were led to Rachel Alvarez and Johnny Cervantez in the Inland Empire after images of their Toyota were caught on private and city surveillance cameras, Cota said.

After identifying the owner of the […]    

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