Photo: a collage from the burglary trio
A burglary investigation, which turned out to be a series of burglaries, began on January 7th . The Shell Gas Station on West Mt. Whitney in Riverdale was burglarized of $12,000 worth of tobacco products.
On February 6th , two gas stations in Kingsburg were hit: the 76 Gas Station on Sierra Street and the Shell Gas Station on Simonson Street. In total, the loss was $4,000 worth of tobacco products.
By this point detectives of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit had identified the suspects to be 18-year old Andrew Morando, 26-year old Priscilla Garcia, and 33-year old Adolph Matthew Coronado, all of Fresno.
Coronado and his sister Priscilla were arrested on February 6, 2020. Coronado was arrested for burglary, concealing stolen property, and committing a felony while on bail. His sister was arrested for burglary, concealing stolen property, and drug possession. They were booked into the Fresno County Jail and both bailed out within two weeks.
Detectives have since served search warrants at three homes connected with Coronado and Garcia.
During the searches, detectives recovered a large amount of tobacco products and $6,000 worth of new clothes with tags attached. The clothing was linked to a burglary which occurred at February 2, 2020 at Pismo Beach’s Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet Store.
The merchandise taken during the commission of that crime totaled $30,000. Coronado was arrested for the Pismo burglary on March 18, 2020 and once again booked at the Fresno County Jail. Because of California Judicial Council’s Emergency Zero Bail Rule, Coronado was released from jail three weeks after his March arrest.
The third and expected final arrest connected with these burglaries was made on July 8, 2020. Andrew Morando was arrested for his involvement in the burglaries in Riverdale, Kingsburg, and Pismo Beach.
Due to the Zero Dollar Bail Rule, he was released from Fresno County Jail shortly after being booked for second degree burglary.
Visalia and Hanford Police Departments were each investigation commercial burglaries in their cities which matched the ones FCSO Property Crimes detectives were investigating for this case, and as such they worked together.
Visalia PD suspects Coronado responsible for a burglary in their city, and Hanford suspects Coronado of four burglaries. Information about these burglaries can be anonymously communicated by calling Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867.