Suspects were arrested last week who were alleged to have been part of a burglary ring that targeted equipment rental yards in San Diego and Ramona, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
Sheriff's Detectives from the Ramona Station served three search warrants on the homes of Christina Mutascio-Zykwa and Loriann Martinez in San Diego on Dec. 12, according to Sergeant B. Hout. They were arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary and conspiracy, and a third suspect is still outstanding.
Hout said the ring used rental vehicles to burglarize equipment rental and maintenance yards primarily in San Diego. The suspects allegedly burglarized One Stop Equipment Rental in Ramona on Nov. 27, an incident where tools valued at $2,400 were stolen and then recovered, and a 34-year-old male booked, according to a Sheriff's Department report.
Hout said the ring is believed to be responsible for about twenty burglaries during the course of last year, which took place during the day and night and resulted in losses valued at tens of thousands of dollars.
The arrests were part of a three week investigation by the Ramona Sheriff's Station and the San Diego Police Department. During the investigation, Ramona detectives seized stolen property, methamphetamine, cocaine, hash oil, narcotic prescription medications and made five arrests.
The three other arrests were made for drug possession and manufacturing charges in the residences that were searched, according to Hout.