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Menifee burglary leads to arrests and discovery of methamphetamines

Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Issue 52, Volume 17.

MENIFEE - A burglary in Menifee today led to the arrests of five people and the discovery of methamphetamine, guns and ammunition.

The burglary was reported shortly after 8 a.m. in the 25000 block of Barnes Road, according to the Sheriff's Department. Suspects fled the scene in a pair of vehicles, and deputies tracked down one of them near Murrieta and San Quentin roads, where the two occupants were arrested and several stolen items were recovered, sheriff's Sgt. Frank Lodes said.

Deputies then went to the 29000 block of Catano Road, where the second vehicle suspected of being used in the burglary was parked in the driveway, Lodes said. Deputies found more stolen items and methamphetamine, he said.

Deputies followed leads to the 26000 block of Olson Road in Homeland, where they found two sawed-off shotguns, rounds of 12-gauge Advertisement
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ammunition and more meth, Lodes said.

An estimated $10,000 in stolen property was recovered during the investigation, the sergeant said.

Arrested were:

-- Tina Baker, 43, of Menifee, on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance;

-- Rob-Roy Baker, 40, of Menifee, on suspicion of residential burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of methamphetamine;

-- Nicole Begley, 37, of Menifee, on suspicion of residential burglary, possession of stolen property, a probation violation and a felony warrant for fraud;

-- Breenan Begley, 18, of Menifee, was arrested on suspicion of residential burglary and possession of stolen property; and

-- Manuel Lopez, 38, of Homeland, on suspicion of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession and under the influence of methamphetamine while armed.

All were booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, Lodes said.



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