Suspects Arrested in Burglary Ring That Hit Ramona Equipment Rental Yard

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.

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greg Chick December 17, 2013 at 10:10 AM
If criminals were punished more so in public view, "to be criminals" might get a better warning. We as public might get a sense of justice served. ( "oh what the heck, who cares") ... I am not referring to police brutality, but justice.
Dawn Fletcher December 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Once again, I tip my figurative hat to the Sheriff's department in Ramona. In conjunction with the S.D. police & sheriffs, they're hard at work bringing down yet another crime ring that attempted to victimize businesses in Ramona (and elsewhere in S.D. in this case). It seems to me that the detectives have been doing an outstanding job.
greg Chick December 17, 2013 at 10:33 PM
I would agree, Ramona Sub Station is a working one. Thank you Sheriffs.


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