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Off-Duty Deputy Helps Glendora PD Nab Burglary Suspects

Trio of suspects accused of multiple burglaries.

Three burglary suspects, two adults and one teen, were arrested after an off-duty deputy followed them when they fled from their stolen car.

The three are accused of burglarizing stores, such as Kohl's, CVS and Walmart, throughout LA and San Bernardino counties. The three may be connected to burglaries at Kohl's, a CVS and Old Navy in town, said Lieutenant James DeMond of Glendora Police.

The three caught the attention of an off duty Sheriff's deputy as they drove north on Lone Hill Avenue at a high rate of speed around 10:48 a.m. Friday. The deputy followed and the three pulled over, left the vehicle and walked away in different directions, DeMond said.

Glendora officers eventually located two of the suspects, Mayra Valenzuela, 37, and the 17-year-old male near Glendora High School. The other suspect, Eric Bueno, 35, was arrested  in the 1800 block of East Route 66.

The vehicle was reported as an embezzled vehicle out of Las Vegas. Stolen property was also recovered from the vehicle, DeMond said.

All three were booked on suspicion of vehicle theft, receiving known stolen property and burglary, while the adults were additionally booked on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The adults are still being held in the Glendora jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. The teen was transferred to Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall.

"Detectives are following up to connect them to the other burglaries throughout the county," DeMond said.

Jay December 08, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Thanks to the off duty Sheriff!
carolyn December 08, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Good Job ..Wish I could get my jewlery back and money ...along with my safe... Thanks to the Deputy Sheriff
Terry December 08, 2012 at 08:17 PM
You better move to another city, Carolyn. You obviously will never be able to get over it. So you should get over it in another city. How about La Puente or San Bernardino?
Mike n Teri December 08, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Terry, obviously you're out of line.
Nancy Caldera December 08, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Not a good idea, La puente is gang infested...and San bernardino..bad bad area...
Jeano December 10, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I am so glad they caught these knuckleheads. I was also ran into by them as they flew by me on Lone Hill as they barely squeezed through heavy traffic at their high speed. Really shook me up.

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