Three arrested in connection with vehicle burglaries for the past two years
GARDEN GROVE - Police have arrested three suspects in connection with a number of vehicle burglaries in Garden Grove and surrounding cities in Orange and Los Angeles counties between January 2015 and February 2017.
According to a statement issued by the department, officials arrested three suspects -- Zachary Tanner, 21, of Garden Grove and Julio Pachas, 45, and Michella Fuquay, 24, both of Anaheim. Officials said Pachas and Fuquay lived together, but their relationship is not known.
All three were booked at Orange County jail on felony charges. Garden Grove police say they arrested Pachas and Fuquay on similar charges in 2012 and again in 2015.
According to the statement, Pachas and Tanner drove in a vehicle together and targeted vehicles in parking lots at busy shopping centers. They broke the windows of the vehicles and stole items from purses and wallets to luggage, computers, cellphones, sunglasses and other items, officials said.
During their investigation, detectives found a garage full of suspected stolen items in the home of Pachas and Fuquay. They are now sorting through the items to find their owners.
The department is holding a property viewing event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at the Garden Grove Courtyard Center, 12732 Main St. Those who want to claim their property must bring a copy of their police report.