By Mary O’KEEFE
Felony charges were filed against a man and woman from Rosemead suspected of burglaries including at least one at a La Crescenta home.
Last week the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed two felony counts against Joseph Guevara, 22, and one count of attempted residential burglary was filed on Cynthia Martinez, 33.
The two are suspected of being involved in a burglary in the 3500 block of Markridge Road on Aug. 3.
According to Glendale police, a resident was sitting at her dining room table when she observed a female walking through her backyard patio gate. The resident confronted the woman and asked what she was doing on her property. The suspect allegedly said, “I’m here to help the Vinellas move.” That was not the resident’s name nor did she know anyone by that name in her neighborhood. The suspect left the yard. The resident observed a screwdriver in the suspect’s rear pocket.
Shortly after the suspect left the resident a blue sedan was seen driving away “very fast.”
When police arrived they reportedly found evidence that someone had attempted to
pry a garage door and some items in the garage had been moved around. Fingerprints were taken during the investigation that were identified as Martinez.
Officers reportedly have connected the suspects with auto burglaries in other cities.