Man Arrested After Committing Multiple Thefts and Burglaries in Orange County
Photo: Miguel Angel Yerena
A Santa Ana man on active probation was placed in police custody for allegedly committing several crimes across Orange County, including stealing a car, stealing from inside a car, and burglarizing multiple homes.
The series of thefts began on October 14, 2020, when a white 2017 Toyota Camry was reported stolen from the area of Culver and I-405 in Irvine. Irvine police officers began investigating just before midnight.
On the morning of October 20th, the suspect used the vehicle to flee the scene after stealing something from a vehicle and burglarizing a home in the 11000 block of Mayflower Avenue in Fountain Valley. The suspect got away before Fountain Valley officers arrived, but he was captured at about 10:30 PM that same day by Santa Ana police officers.
The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Miguel Angel Yerena of Santa Ana, was found to be on active probation. He was arrested and booked at Orange County Jail on charges of residential burglary, obstructing arrest, possession of narcotics for sale, and assault. He was released on bond at about 7:45 PM on October 21st.
About 4 hours later, Fountain Valley police were called to investigate an interrupted residential burglary in the 16000 block of San Jacinto Street. Thirty minutes after that, another burglary in the 11000 block of Mayflower Avenue was reported; but this time, the suspect was caught in the act.
“Yerena exited the victim’s house with stolen property and was arrested without incident,” according to the release. “The above referenced stolen vehicle was located and a search of it revealed additional stolen property which connected Yerena to these crimes.”
The suspect was subsequently booked again at Orange County Jail without bail.