One Perris and two Nuevo residents are the alleged culprits responsible for a string of retail thefts in cities including Murrieta, authorities announced Wednesday.
The arrests of Dloreen Lachesky, 22, and Camilo Rivera, 42, both of Nuevo, and Eric Rivera, 34, of Perris, have ended a lengthy, joint investigation by the Menifee and Perris police departments, according to a news release.
During March and April, deputies from both departments "investigated numerous retail thefts that occurred at various grocery stores and pharmacies in the cities of Menifee and Perris," stated Sgt. Tim Elwell.
"Through investigative leads, several suspects were identified as the perpetrators of these thefts," Elwell stated.
Evidence of the alleged thefts was recovered when search warrants were served on April 14 and April 17 by the Perris Station Detective Bureau and Special Enforcement Team at addresses on Edgefield Drive and Water Street in Perris, as well as Archibek Drive in Nuevo.
"The...searches...revealed items stolen from area grocery stores, pharmacies and hardware stores in the cities of Corona, Menifee, Perris, Moreno Valley and Murrieta," Elwell stated.
Lachesky, Camilo Rivera and Eric Rivera were subsequently arrested and booked at Southwest Detention Center near Murrieta on suspicion of multiple counts of commercial burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.
As of Wednesday evening, sheriff's records confirmed the suspects were in custody, but bail information was not yet available.
Anyone with additional information regarding these incidents or suspects was encouraged to contact Deputy B. Rooker at the Perris Police/Sheriff's Station at 951-210-1000.