Garden Grove

3 held in auto burgs; stolen items found

THREE PERSONS – two men and a woman – have been arrested by Garden Grove police in connection with a string of automobile break-ins.

THREE PERSONS – two men and a woman – have been arrested by Garden Grove police in connection with a string of automobile break-ins.

Garden Grove police have found a garage full of suspected stolen items in the aftermath of the arrest of three people for a string of vehicle burglaries in the city and surrounding communities in Orange and Los Angeles County.

ggpdAccording to Lt. Carl Whitney of the Garden Grove Police Department, arrested on Feb. 17 in Anaheim were:

  • Julio Pachas, 45, of Anaheim
  • Zachery Tanner, 21, Garden Grove
  • Michella Fuquay, 24, Anaheim.

Pachas and Tanner are suspected by GGPD detectives of numerous burglaries from automobiles. Police believe they drove together and targeted vehicles in parking lots at busy shopping centers, fitness centers and restaurants.

With the cars’ drivers missing, the pair allegedly broke windows on the cars and trucks and took property, usually stealing purses, wallets, luggage, computers, cell phones, sunglasses and other items.

The break-ins occurred between January 2015 and Feb. 16, 2017 and generally between the hours of 2 and 11 p.m.

The three suspects face felony charges and were booked at Orange County Jail. Paschas and Fuquay were arrested for similar crimes in 2012 and 2015, according to Capt. Whitney.

Some of the items found in the suspect’s garage have been returned to their owners, but there are still many which have not.

A property-viewing event will be held on April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Courtyard Center at 12732 Main St. in Garden Grove. A police report is needed to reclaim property.

 

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