Police Make Arrests in Rash of Auto Burglaries

Three men are reportedly connected to those and an assault at South Hills Park.

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.

Steven Hanson November 09, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Bill, you know more than I in these things but if they have priors and are on parole or probation possibly owning a weapon or ammo is a violation of probation? Whatever the details, GPD did a good job getting these characters.
Bill C. November 10, 2012 at 04:19 AM
If a convicted felon B.K., doesn't matter if on probation or parole.
Steven Hanson November 10, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Ah,Ok. Got it Bill. Thanks.
JRH November 10, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Wouldn't it be great if these are the same guys that smashed my car window and stole my purse recently? Only time will tell...GPD got fingerprints AND blood samples! Good work GPD.
John graffius January 12, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Jimmy when will you learn. I love you but dang bro.


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