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Multi Agency Commercial Burglary Investigation
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Multi Agency Commercial Burglary Investigation
Date:3/1/2005
Contact:Jeff Love, Lieutenant (949) 724-7112

IRVINE, CA – In January 2005, the Cypress Police Department developed critical information relating to a series of commercial burglaries occurring throughout the Orange County area. Working alongside Cypress Police detectives, Irvine Police and Orange County Sheriff’s detectives conducted a complex investigation involving extensive surveillance and cutting edge technology in both the Los Angeles and Orange County regions. This criminal investigation culminated in the service of 6 search warrants netting over $100,000.00 dollars worth of stolen property and the arrest of 8 adult men. Currently, detectives are seeking 3 additional suspects through arrest warrants and are seeking to identify 5 additional people who are believed to be part of this criminal enterprise. The detectives have made available the mug photos and names of the arrested suspects as well as subjects possibly involved, who are apparently involved in this criminal activity. Click here to view low resolution video stream (320x240) or Click here to view high resolution video stream (640x480) from an actual burglary.

This successful investigation is an example of multiple agencies working together to investigate criminal activity that crosses jurisdictional lines. Several other Orange County agencies supported this effort by supplying staffing and other assets. This investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected. Anyone with information about those arrested or about those persons, whose images appear in the surveillance photos, is asked to contact Irvine Police Detective Sergeant Gary Wyatt at (949) 724-7080 or at Gwyatt@ci.irvine.ca.us.

Those arrested are:

Hernandez, Ernesto Delgado; DOB 2/26/63, Residence: Los Angeles, Bail: $500,000.00, Charges: Receiving Stolen Goods, Criminal Conspiracy
Santana, Jose; DOB 12/06/68, Residence: Los Angeles, Bail: $500,000.00, Charges: Receiving Stolen Goods, Criminal Conspiracy
Zavala, Jaime; DOB 9/7/58, Residence: Los Angeles, Bail: $500,000.00, Charges: Receiving Stolen Goods, Criminal Conspiracy
Munoz, Pedro; DOB 1/9/75, Residence: Los Angeles, Bail: $500,000.00, Charges: Receiving Stolen Goods, Criminal Conspiracy
Batz, Fredy; DOB 4/9/72, Residence: Los Angeles, Bail: $500,000.00, Charges: Receiving Stolen Goods, Criminal Conspiracy
Madrigal, Salvador; DOB 3/18/73, Residence: Compton, Bail: $150,000.00, Charges: Commercial Burglary
Padilla, Hector; DOB 8/4/80, Residence: Los Angeles, No Bail, Charges: Commercial Burglary
Sanchez, Jose; DOB 1/24/80, Residence: Los Angeles, Bail: $150,000.00, Charges: Commercial Burglary