Riverside County, CA: Person arrested for burglary in Yucaipa, California and another person arrested for identity theft and child endangerment.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, on Wednesday, February 21, 2017, Yucaipa Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a commercial burglary at a local jewelry store on the 34300 Block of Yucaipa Boulevard in Yucaipa, California.
The investigation revealed that a male suspect used a hammer to shatter the glass to the front door and gain entry into the business during the middle of the night.
The suspect then stole over a $1,000 worth of jewelry and fled the scene. DNA evidence located at the scene was processed and identified 29 years old German Vargas from Cathedral City, California as the suspect who committed the burglary.
On Monday, March 13th, 2017, Yucaipa Police Detectives located German Vargas in Indio, California and arrested him for PC 459 – Burglary.
Through investigation, it was determined that German Vargas was responsible for several commercial burglaries throughout Riverside County, California and San Bernardino County, California.
Yucaipa Police Detectives collaborated with Detectives from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department – Palm Desert Station.
On Thursday, March 16, 2017, Detectives from both departments served search warrants at German Vargas’ residence in Cathedral City, California and also served a search warrant at the home of his wife, 29 years old Griselda Trani, in Desert Hot Springs, California.
As a result of those search warrants, additional evidence and narcotics were located.
Griselda Trani was arrested for PC 530.5- Identity Theft, and PC 273 a (a) – Child Endangerment.
Both suspects were arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.
German Vargas is being held on all of the above charges, in lieu $75,000 Bail.
Griselda Trani is being held on her charges, in lieu of $100,000 Bail.
Detectives are releasing photos of both suspects as they believe they may have been involved in other burglaries throughout the area.
Anybody who may have information about this case is urged to contact the Yucaipa Police Department – Detective Division. If you choose to remain anonymous, call We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME.
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