Arrests Made in Connection with Ramona Hot Prowl Burglaries

Authorities arrested several suspects Saturday in connection with a series of hot prowl burglaries in the San Diego County Estates in Ramona

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    Authorities made several arrests Saturday in connection with a series of hot prowl burglaries that have been happening in Ramona since January.

    Sheriffs said they served four search warrants in the Ramona area around 7 a.m.

    Two juveniles and several adults were taken into custody in connection with the hot prowl home burglary series in the San Diego County Estates community, sheriffs said.

    The adult suspects included 18-year-old Garrett Jackson, 19-year-old Skylar McGee, 52-year-old Bartt Coates and 25-year-old Kevin Murphy, all residents of Ramona.

    Numerous stolen items were recovered during the arrests.

    The most recent hot prowl burglaries in Ramona took place June 6, when three incidents were reported. About a dozen similar burglaries have occurred in the area since January, according to investigators.

    Most of these crimes have happened during the overnight hours, while residents are asleep, with suspects stealing small items from homes such as wallets, iPads, jewelry and purses.

    Sheriffs said Saturday that this investigation is ongoing and they expect to make more arrests in this case. Detectives will contact victims of the burglaries as evidence becomes available for release.

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