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Posted on: May 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Burglary / Possession of Stolen Property



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Burglary / Possession of Stolen Property
Station Area:La Cresta
Written Date:May 11, 2020Time:2:45 PM
Incident Date:May 8, 2020Time:Unknown
Incident Location:43000 block of Paseo Espinazo, La Cresta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Ray Ricken
File Number(s):F201300030


On Saturday, May 9, 2020, Lake Elsinore Station deputies were informed of a possible past burglary in the 43000 block of Paseo Espinazo, located in La Cresta. Deputies contacted the vacationing homeowners, who verified the residence and garage were burglarized. The homeowners verified two Harley Davidson motorcycles, a Lexus SUV, a 1970 Toyota FJ Land Cruiser, a trailer, and several high-end appliances and household items were stolen.

As deputies initiated the investigation, a possible suspect address was obtained where the above stolen items were being stored. With the assistance of the Lake Elsinore Station Investigations Bureau a search warrant was granted.

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, the search warrant was served in the 40000 block of Vista Murrieta, in the city of Murrieta. Approximately $300k in stolen property was recovered. Manuel Gutierrez, a 27-year-old from the city of Murrieta, and Christina Ernest, a 27-year-old female from the city of Murrieta, were found to be in possession of the stolen items. Both suspects were arrested at the scene without incident and were booked at the Robert Pressley Detention Center.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with further information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Michael Pohlman or Investigator Lacy Stutler from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 245-3300.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

Manuel GutierrezChristina Ernest

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