Three accused burglars had big intentions when they carted off large appliances from a vacant home early Monday, but the suspects were arrested.
The suspects hauled away a dishwasher and other appliances, possibly a refrigerator, during the morning heist in the 300 block of North Barranca Avenue around 9 a.m., police said. The trio drove off in a box truck, but were pulled over after police received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area.
Police arrested Ronald Porter, 41, Laura Bondehagen, 26, and Ruben Oliveria, 34, all on suspicion of burglary and receiving stolen property.
The suspects reportedly pried open a front door to the vacant home. Officers stopped the suspects once they went mobile in their truck. All three suspects were arrested without incident and all the stolen property was recovered, said Sergeant Scott Strong of Glendora Police.
After being brought to the Glendora Police Station, Porter and Oliveria were found with drugs concealed inside themselves, Strong said.
Porter was found with heroin, while Oliveria had methamphetamine; the drugs were concealed in their buttocks, Strong said. The two were additionally charged with possessing a controlled substance and bringing a controlled substance inside a jail.
Oliveria and Bondehagen were held in lieu of $50,000 bail, while Porter violated his parole and was held without bail.