Ramona detectives crack burglary ring targeting equipment rental yards
Detectives from the sheriff’s Ramona station served three search warrants on residences in the City of San Diego where members of a burglary ring that had ventured into Ramona were known to be living, reported the sheriff’s department.
“The ring was primarily using rental vehicles to burglarize equipment rental and maintenance yards, including the One Stop Equipment yard in Ramona in November of 2013,” said Sgt. William Hout in a news release.
On Nov. 27, about $2,400 worth of power tools at One Stop Equipment and Sales, was stolen.
Lt. James Bovet of the Ramona station said they suspect a burglary on Nov. 26 at Piva Equipment Services in Ramona, when $11,700 worth of construction equipment was stolen, was part of the ring. He could not confirm on Monday if any of the stolen equipment was recovered.
The search warrants were served on Dec. 12, after a three-week investigation by the Ramona station and the San Diego Police Department. Ramona detectives seized stolen property, methamphetamine, cocaine, hash oil, narcotic prescription medications and made five arrests, said Hout.
None of those arrested were from Ramona, according to Bovet.
The burglary ring is believed to be responsible for about 20 burglaries during the past year, most in the City of San Diego, said the sheriff’s department. Ranging from daytime to nighttime burglaries, the losses totaled in the tens of thousands of dollars, stated Hout.
The warrants were served at 4944 Rebel Road and 3249 Luna Ave. in San Diego. A suspect linked to a home on Indian Way in San Diego is still outstanding, according to officials.
Arrested were Christina Mutascio-Zykwa and Loriann Martinez, suspected of conspiracy and commercial burglary; Robert Zykwa, suspected of possession of a narcotic controlled substance; and Jeffrey Parker and Jeremy Brogan, suspected of under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of concentrated cannabis, and manufacturing of a controlled substance, the sheriff’s department reported.
Among other reports filed at the Ramona station:
Sunday, Dec. 15
•Grand theft and residential burglary, 1900 block Walnut Street, $850 worth of power tools, $2,600 worth of automotive parts, and $200 worth of gasoline.
Saturday, Dec. 14
•Male, 27, arrested during traffic stop, 1200 block Main Street, suspected of loud outside vehicle amplifier system.
•Battery to spouse/ex-spouse/date, 14600 block Mussey Grade Road.
•Male, 24, arrested, 200 block El Paso Street, suspected of residential burglary, theft of elder/dependent adult, larceny over $950 and receiving known stolen property.
•Juvenile arrested, 25000 block Pappas Road, suspected of battery on a person and likely to cause harm/death of elder/dependent adult.
Friday, Dec. 13
•Female, 46, arrested, 20500 block Rancho Villa Road, suspected of willful cruelty to child without injury or death, possession of controlled substance, and use/under the influence of controlled substance.
•Male, 73, victim of petty theft, 1000 block Main Street, sleeping bag, blanket and musical instrument stolen.
•Male, 24, arrested, 700 block Ash Street, suspected of violating terms of probation.
•Four-door automobile and wallet stolen, 23800 block Oak Meadow Drive.
Thursday, Dec. 12
•Female, 18, victim of simple battery, 1400 block Montecito Road.
•Female, 49, arrested, suspected of shoplifting $169 worth of food items from Stater Bros., 1600 block Main St.
•Female, 44, arrested, 500 block D Street, suspected of use/under the influence of controlled substance.
•Petty theft of license plate, 800 block Main Street.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
•Two juveniles arrested, D Street, suspected of minor possess/purchase smoking paraphernalia and daytime loitering of juveniles in public place on school days. One of them also arrested, suspected of obstructing/resisting peace officer/emergency technician.
•Suspected child abuse incident, 20500 block Rancho Villa Road.
•Domestic violence incident, 1600 block San Vicente Road.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
•Found narcotics, 24100 block San Vicente Road.
•Juvenile arrested, 1500 block Main Street, suspected of false identification to peace officer and failure to obey order of juvenile court.
•Male, 35, arrested, 1300 block Main Street, suspected of drunk in public.
•Petty theft of two purses, two wallets, identification, and credit cards, 300 block Amigos Road.
•Male, 20, arrested, 400 block E Street, suspected of possession of narcotic controlled substance, use/under the influence of controlled substance, and possession of unlawful paraphernalia.
•Robbery of $500 cell phone, 500 block Telford Lane.
Monday, Dec. 9
•Found ammunition, miscellaneous clothing, 1600 block Main Street.
•Male, 20, arrested, 16200 block Wikiup Road, suspected of disobeying court order.
Sunday, Dec. 8
•Vandalism to eight vehicles, 500 block 14th Street, damages ranged between $200 to $500 per vehicle.
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