Boron Burglary Ring Busted, Nine in Custody

Boron Burglary Ring Busted, Nine in Custody

BORON — Detectives broke up a major burglary operation in the small southwest Kern County town of Boron last Friday, arresting nine people.

Leanna Rodden, 25, 26-year-old Anthony Vargas and 30-year-old Charles Rogers were booked into the Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility for burglary and conspiracy, while 34-year-old Jolene Perez, 49-year-old Edie Rodriguez, 45-year-old Alberto Contreras and 18-year-old Emily Contreras were all booked on charges of identity theft and conspiracy.

Tommy Perez and Robert Perez, 43-year-old twin brothers, who were not part of the investigation but were present during the execution of the search warrants, were also arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Sheriff’s investigators said that the seven arrests for burglary were the result of a nearly three-month long investigation into a rash of residential burglaries that occurred in Boron beginning in August 2014.

The first burglary occurred in the 26000 block of Ferguson Street in Boron, where the victim also became the target of eventual identity theft.

Deputies used evidence gathered at the scene to positively identify at least four suspects involved in the burglary, which also led them to four additional suspect that used the victims personal information to open credit card accounts, public utility services and cell phones in the victim’s name.
Using their evidence, investigators obtained warrants to search for four homes in Boron — two in the 26800 block of Jessie Street, one in the 27300 block of Anderson Street, and one in the 11900 block of Boron Avenue, which were all executed on Oct. 17.

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