San Bernardino Deputies Nab Halloween Moving Van Burglars

San Bernardino Deputies Nab Halloween Moving Van Burglars

Looking down the 4200 block of North F Street

SAN BERNARDINO – Three suspects are in custody after San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies followed up on reports that neighbors had burglarized a moving van on Saturday.

Ruben Anthony Diaz, 27, Pauline Tucker, 29, and Arthur Olivas, 65, all of San Bernardino, were arrested early Sunday morning on charges of burglarizing their neighbor’s property on Halloween night, according to reports.

Deputies responded to a residence on the 4200 block of North F Street on Saturday when a victim told them his moving van, that contained vehicle parts among other personal items, had been burglarized while he was out of town.

According to statements, the victim told deputies “he believed his neighbors were involved in the theft, however, he had no proof at that time.” Deputies, who began investigating, had little evidence on which to follow up. Early Sunday morning, however, the victim re-called deputies to his residence when he said he saw his property in possession of the suspected neighbors.

Deputies contacted and detained the three suspects –  Diaz, Tucker and Olivas. While continuing the investigation, deputies located and identified stolen property that belonged to the victim, eventually recovering an estimated $2,000 worth of nearly $3,000 in missing property.

Reports said that deputies determined that Diaz and Tucker had forced entry into the victim’s moving van by cutting off the lock. Once access was made, “they began removing vehicle parts,” which included a full set of identifiable custom vehicle rims, along with tools and other miscellaneous personal items.

Olivas, who was later identified as Diaz’s grandfather, “knowingly allowed (Diaz and Tucker) to store/hide the stolen property inside his apartment and vehicle,” said deputies’ reports. Deputies arrested Diaz and Tucker, booking them at Central Detention Center in San Bernardino on charges of felony vehicle burglary, along with possession of stolen property.

Investigators then determined that Diaz is an active gang member, which allowed additional charges on felony gang enhancement.

Olivas was listed as a suspect, drawing charges of felony possession of stolen property. Diaz was expected in San Bernardino Superior Court this week. Tucker and Olivas had yet to receive court dates, according to booking records.

It’s been a busy year for Ruben Diaz, with arrests on February 9th, May 21st and October 15th, all for theft related charges.

San Bernardino Deputies Nab Halloween Moving Van Burglars was last modified: November 6th, 2015 by admin
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