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Burglaries, Pursuit, Leads to Arrest of 3

Martin Gurrola, 20, of Temecula, Renee Sutterfield, 39, of Temecula and Cristina Young, 19, of Lake Elsinore, were all taken into custody Wednesday, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin McDonald.

Three people were taken into custody following two burglaries and a chase in Temecula Wednesday, authorities said.

Martin Miguel Gurrola, 20, of Temecula; Renee Sutterfield, 39, of Temecula; and Cristina Elizabeth Young, 19, of Lake Elsinore, were all taken into custody Wednesday, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Kevin McDonald.

At about 1:51 a.m. Wednesday, Sheriff’s deputies from the Temecula station were called to investigate the report of a burglary and robbery in the 45600 block of Caminito Olite, where investigators determined that the homeowner had confronted three men taking property out of the garage, the sergeant said.

One of the men pulled a knife on the homeowner before the suspects ran off, got into a Toyota FJ Cruiser and drove away, McDonald said.

About 3:15 a.m., deputies were called to investigate the report of a homeowner chasing three men out of his backyard in the 45600 block of Alpine Place.

Deputies got to the area quickly and spotted the Cruiser traveling on Temecula Parkway, McDonald stated in a news release.

They tried to stop the SUV but the driver jumped the median and sped off; deputies looking for the SUV spotted it on its side in a field at Temecula Parkway, at Jedediah Smith Road, the sergeant said.

At the scene they found two women and a girl trapped in the SUV; firefighters had to cut them out of the vehicle.

Following treatment at a local hospital, the women were arrested and the teenager was turned in to her parents, the sergeant said.

The SUV turned out to be stolen out of Lake Elsinore and items found inside were linked to the Caminito Olite burglary, the sergeant stated.

Deputies also were able to identify one of the male suspects, McDonald said.

About 7:10 a.m., deputies were called to investigate a reported prowler in the area of Antelope Place and Wolf Valley Road, McDonald said.

Arriving deputies spotted a suspect running through backyards in the neighborhood, so they surrounded the area and sent in a police dog to find him, the sergeant said.

The suspect would not come out and the dog bit him, McDonald said.

Deputies got him treatment for the bite and booked him, the sergeant said.

The suspect – linked to the Caminito Olite burglary and the stolen SUV – was Gurrola, McDonald said.

Gurrola remained behind bars Thursday on a state parole hold, and was ordered back to court July 25.

Young was booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony, receiving stolen property, burglary, trespassing and attempting to commit a crime.

She remained behind bars on no bail, pending resolution of a warrant out of Riverside; her next court date is Friday, sheriff's booking records show.

Sutterfield was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Center on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony and receiving stolen property.

She remained behind bars in lieu of $5,000 bail, pending a court appearance Friday, sheriff's jail records show.

Brenda July 14, 2012 at 03:19 AM
WTH is up with all these burglaries. Be scared to open your door or garage when you get home people. I have an alarm and a few large dogs that keep everything out of my house and yard and I am still scared someone is going to come through one of my doors or windows. Do these suspected(yeah right)burglarers have families here in the area? Anyone embarrassed that they are related or know these people or are they just transients setting up in a hotel room to do burglaries? I am reallly curious to find out if this is our neighbors committing these crimes our people from out of town.
Samantha July 14, 2012 at 04:29 AM
We can never be too careful. Lock your doors and windows. Keep your gate shut. Keep a phone nearby. If you are able to, take a gun course and arm yourself incase you need to protect yourself or your family - that kind of knowledge can literally be the difference between life and death. Be prepared, not scared.
Brenda July 14, 2012 at 06:17 AM
I like that "Be prepared, not scared." This is two groups of burglarers caught just this past week, and I believe their was a group of 2 last week. Maybe we can get a follow up article on where these suspects come from? If from our town, we are breeding them, or transcients, or from other local cities coming here to Burlgarize. I know its for drug money that is a given and just by looking at their faces, and its very sad that they cannot get help before it gets so bad that you are a 39 yr old woman looking 55, dragging teenagers around to help you commit these. I would much rather get help to get off drugs then take the chance of robbing or burglarizing. :/
Paul August 25, 2012 at 01:02 AM
Maybe we should open a homeless shelter that will attract a better crowd to Temecula, Arm your self a pump shotgun is the home defense
Brenda August 25, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Paul, been armed all my life. Was taught young by my parents, had a license for a number of years to carry. I got the pump, the 6 inches and the spat spat spat, rat ratatoille. LOL if you get my drift, and even yiddle ole ladies need em along with the big dogs :) and alarms. And its a chitten chame our country, neighborhoods have come to this.

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