Temecula Police Crack Down on Local Burglaries, Arresting Three Suspects this Month
Robert Menard and Ariel Lee Arnold
TEMECULA- Investigating numerous incidents of serial burglaries in Temecula and Murrieta, authorities cracked two separate cases, which resulted in the arrest of the suspects believed to be responsible for the crimes.
The most recent arrest involved robberies that have been under investigation since September by the Temecula Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) team, while assisting the Southwest Station patrol division.
On Monday, November 16, the officers assigned to the POP team conducted a probation search at a large property at the end of Angora Lane in Temecula. While investigating, authorities discovered a cache of stolen property taken from locations in the southwest county area and city of Temecula. Items included a Chevrolet truck, GMC truck, John Deere tractor, welding equipment and two generators.
Jorge Camacho, 35 years old of Temecula was arrested for possession of stolen property and a violation of probation, and booked into the Southwest Detention Center.
Throughout October, officers from the Temecula Police Department also investigated a separate series of commercial burglaries throughout the city of Temecula, again assisted by the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) team. According to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, the thefts were numerous and included the following in Temecula:
October 2 – 39100 block of Murrieta Hot Springs Rd (unincorporated Murrieta)
October 5 – 28100 block of Jefferson Ave
October 5 – 39500 block of Winchester Rd
October 10 – 43800 block of Butterfield Stage Rd
October 10 – 31200 block of Temecula Parkway
October 10 – 26400 block of Ynez Rd
October 13 – 44000 block of Ynez Rd
October 13 – 43800 block of Butterfield Stage Rd
October 13 – 31200 block of Temecula Parkway
October 13 – 32000 block of Temecula Parkway
October 13 – 44500 block of Bedford Court
October 16 – 41200 block of Margarita Rd
October 26 – 31000 block of Temecula Parkway
October 26 – 31100 block of Temecula Parkway
Two suspects were ultimately identified. On Friday, November 6, both suspects were taken into custody in the 24000 block of Silo Circle in Wildomar. Robert Menard, 47 years old, was arrested for conspiracy to commit burglary, commercial burglary and a violation of his Post-Release Community Supervision (PRCS). Ariel Lee Arnold, 42 years old, was arrested for conspiracy to commit burglary, commercial burglary and a violation of probation. Menard and Arnold were both booked into the Southwest Detention Center.