Photo: stolen laptops and a drug pipe
Four thieves stole a classroom’s worth of laptops, 32 to be exact, from an Oak Ridge Elementary School in Chino Hills.
The burglary of the public school’s educational technology resources occurred during the night of January 15th. It was discovered during a routine Chino Hills Police traffic stop at about 2:50am on of January 16th. A deputy on duty at the stop had originally pulled over the Chevrolet Tahoe in which the four suspects were driving for a vehicle code violation.
A subsequent search of their car uncovered 32 laptops and accessories from Oak Ridge Elementary School, along with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a Chino Hills Station media statement.
Upon discovery of the items, deputies detained all four passengers of the SUV — Francisco Gomez, aged 43; Joseph Hernandez, aged 24; Joseph Flores, aged 24; and Alysse Flamenco, aged 19, all residents of Chino Hills, a city in the south-western corner of San Bernardino County.
At that point, police checked the elementary school at 15452 Valle Vista Drive and found that a classroom had been robbed of the located items—the laptops and computer-related accessories—overnight.
Deputies then arrested Gomez, Hernandez, Flores and Flamenco for burglary, conspiracy and possession of stolen property, and booked them into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.