Arrests of Three Burglary Suspects Could End Rash of Davis Break-ins
DAVIS – Two Davis men and a juvenile discovered to be in possession of thousands of dollars in stolen goods were arrested in the early morning hours of June 22. These arrests could, Davis police said, bring to an end a rash of dozens of burglaries that have been plaguing Davis residents over the past several months.
A South Davis resident, upon arriving home at a residence in the 1800 Block of Cowell Boulevard around 3:45 a.m. the morning of June 22, discovered their front door had been left open and called police.
Officers responding at the crime scene entered the open door and apprehended Davis residents Paul Contini, 18, Geron Earnest, 18, and a 17-year-old juvenile male in the midst of burgling the residence.
Under questioning by the officers, the trio, each of whom had been arrested before by the DPD, admitted they might have stored more previously stolen property at another location. Officers then obtained a warrant and journeyed to a residence in the 1500 block of L Street in Old East Davis.
There they discovered thousands of dollars worth of electronic gear and other valuables.
The three teenagers were arrested and charged with burglary, conspiracy and receiving stolen property. The two adults were lodged at Yolo County Jail. The juvenile was released to his parents.
The Davis Police Department has been attempting to solve the rash of residential burglaries for months. The thefts generally have occurred during daytime hours while residents had gone to work or school.
It is not yet clear, a DPD spokesperson said, whether the trio arrested Saturday are responsible for the daytime burglaries as well. The police are going to continue their investigation by matching the recovered stolen goods with descriptions found in police reports filed over the past few months.