Deputies arrest four suspects in string of hot prowl burglaries
Two juveniles and two adults were arrested Saturday in connection with a series of burglaries over the past months in Ramona and San Diego County Estates, sheriff’s officials said.
Sheriff’s detectives and deputies served four simultaneous search warrants in the Ramona area about 7:40 a.m., according to sheriff’s Lt. Julie Sutton.
The warrants were served in connection with a series of hot prowl burglaries, where the occupants were inside a building or residence while items were lifted, Sutton said.
Numerous reported stolen items were recovered and several adults along with two juveniles were arrested, Sutton said.
Sutton said additional arrests are anticipated, and the investigation is ongoing.
Detectives will contact victims as evidence becomes available for release, Sutton said.
The suspects, all Ramona residents, are believed responsible for the string of hot prowl burglaries that have plagued the area since January of 2012. Sgt. Brent Strahm reported that 18-year-old Garrett Jackson and 19-year-old Skylar McGee are the two adult suspects in this series.
Two other adults, 52-year-old Bartt Coates and 25-year-old Kevin Murphy, were also arrested during the warrant service on unrelated charges, Strahm reported.
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