Glendora Police announced the arrests of three men Thursday, linked to a series of recent auto burglaries and an assault at South Hills Park in Glendora.
During the investigation into the assault, authorities identified and arrested Jeremiah Weiden, 27, from Covina Nov. 2. Police later arrested Timothy Ingels, 26, from Glendora and James Graffius, 36, from Covina.
Police identified Weiden as a suspect in the assault, served a search warrant and arrested him at his home in the 200 block of North Darfield Avenue in Covina. Authorities seized pellet guns, ammunition and property stolen from a recent vehicle burglary in Glendora. Officers recovered additional evidence that linked him, Graffius and Ingels to addition vehicle burglaries in Glendora and surrounding cities, police said. Pellet guns were reportedly used to smash vehicle windows in these burglaries.
The investigation began after a transient became involved in an argument with two other men in South Hills Park, Oct. 26. The 41-year-old transient man was reportedly shot in the back with a pellet gun and sustained a superficial wound. The man was treated for his injuries and notified police.
Officers arrested Ingels Nov. 3 during an early-morning traffic stop. The vehicle he drove matched the description of the one reported in a series of pellet gun window-smash burglaries in Glendora. A pellet gun was found inside Ingles' vehicle along with property taken in similar burglaries in Covina and Azusa.
Glendora Police arrested Graffius Nov. 7 at his residence in the 1900 block of East Tudor Street. Pellet guns were recovered during the arrest as well as stolen property linked to the series of burglaries, police said.
Weiden was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, receiving known stolen property, burglary and illegal possession of ammunition. Weiden was held in lieu of $125,000 bail.
Ingels was booked on suspicion of receiving stolen property, grand theft and burglary and is being held in lieu of $195,000 bail. Weiden and Ingels are awaiting an appearance in West Covina Superior Court Nov. 29.
Graffius was arrested and released from custody after suffering a medical problem and was taken to a local hospital. Charges for Graffius are pending, police said.
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