Five people have been arrested in connection with residential burglaries reported in Rancho Mirage and Palm Desert, a sheriff's spokesman said Monday.
Specific locations of the burglaries were not disclosed. A Sheriff's Department account includes the following:
Palm Desert Station Burglary Suppression personnel investigated the burglaries, which occurred during night and early morning hours.
"During the investigation it was revealed that Gabriela Vidal, 28 years old and resident of Cathedral City, used a credit card to pre-order an automotive part from a local auto parts store," sheriff's Cpl. Angel Ramos said. "The credit card in question had been reported stolen from one of the burglaries."
Vidal returned to the auto parts store on Friday Nov. 16 to pick up the item she ordered, Ramos said. Palm Desert Station personnel were waiting for Vidal and arrested her.
"Also arrested at the location and with Vidal were Ruben Corona, 25 years and Eliazar Quintero, 30 years old, both residents of Cathedral City," Ramos said. "Corona was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and Quintero was arrested for two felony warrants."
On Monday Nov. 19 investigators went to the 32200 block of Sky Blue Water Trail in Cathedral City, Ramos said. During a probation search of the property, they allegedly found a loaded firearm, illicit drugs and stolen property.
"Arrested at the location were Miguel Angel Romo, 30 years old and Anita Maria Martinez, 37 years old. Both Romo and Martinez reside at the residence searched," Ramos said.
All suspects were booked at the Riverside County Jail in Indio, Ramos said.
Anyone with more information was urged to call Deputy David Jones at the Riverside County Sheriff's Department-Palm Desert Station at (760) 836-1600 or Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867Anyone with more information was urged to call Deputy David Jones at the Riverside County Sheriff's Department-Palm Desert Station at (760) 836-1600 or Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-Stop (7867)..