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Temecula Apple Store Damaged in Apparent Drive-in Burglary

The Apple Store at Temecula Promenade was the target of an apparent drive-in burglary early Thursday.

Yellow crime-scene tape roped off the at Temecula Promenade Thursday morning after an apparent drive-in burglary.

A car was driven through the front door and security gate of the store at 40764 Winchester Road at about 5 a.m., sheriff's Sgt. Dean Spivacke said in a news release.

"Once inside the store, several suspects exited the vehicle and attempted to steal various electronics," Spivacke said. "An inventory is being conducted by employees to determine the extent of the theft."

The car became stuck inside the store because of the security gate, Spivacke said, but by ramming the gate several times the suspect was able to free the car and drive away from the scene.

A bystander who went to the store at about 10 a.m. to see about purchasing a new iPhone said she arrived to see a security screen torn out and shattered glass.

"I was told that a vehicle ran into the store, with intention to rob," Irene Cay told Patch.

Cay said she spoke with an officer who told her no one was injured in the incident, which Spivacke confirmed in the news release.

No employees were in the store when the burglary occurred, he said.

An investigation was continuing, according to Spivacke. Anyone with information was encouraged to call the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.

The store was closed today. A call to Apple public relations was not immediately returned, so it was unclear when the store was expected to resume normal business hours.

john September 08, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Brenda if u read my comment carefully I stated my recomendation only applied if she wasserious but if she was kidding then forget it. Was she serious or joking??? hmmmmm.
Brenda September 08, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Or we might get lucky and a camera caught them covering license plate, putting on masks in another parking lot, hell ya never know with how far those things can see. Hopefully everyone in a mile radius is checking their cameras an hour before and an hour after to see if they can pick up on anything like that. The guys would not drive all the way here or leave from here with masks on or the license plate covered, and more then likely they had a 2nd car ready to get away in. I know, taking shots in the dark. But to understand my way of thinking I started out majoring in Administration of Justice, Police Science long ago. Ops, and my favorite classes were Police Science and Evidence and Procedures. Otherwise figuring out how, what, when, who, where. Loved it all, but Worst was tear gas, 2nd worse was trying to put a baton between a 200lb mans legs when I was a 5'4 shrimp and making him walk where I wanted him to when he was refusing. LOL
Brenda September 08, 2012 at 03:33 AM
LOL Heck John you never know with Anita as I said. Seriously, most times I tend to believe her, others I think she is joking around and having a hoot off of everyone ***gasping***at what she says :) She might have half a swastica on her forehead, hehehehehe. If she is a she, or he, or it, or them, LOL. We have been haunting the Patch for a long while now, her longer then me and the first time I got her comment back to me I think I disappeared for about 2 weeks! LOL I get it John, or at least I think I do!
KB September 08, 2012 at 04:43 AM
Nancy if you want to worship the police that's your business, they're already overpaid as far as I am concerned so what if they are insulted.
KB September 08, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Ah, now I get it....yet another govt worker on the public dole standing up for your fellow govt workers. Your just as annoying as Brenda, maybe even more so. No on Prop 30!!!
Popeye September 08, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Temecula is the 2nd safest city in America, therefore all other cities have it worse.
Cik Bast September 08, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Who voted-in the morons on the council?
Robert F Slack September 08, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Hi 3J, I have to say that yes, I feel the most comfortable here, my wife and I walk every night and aside from keep the normal eye open for anything odd, we love it here, and feel very safe. Yes, there have been incidents like kids stealing our Halloween decorations, and Christmas too, we like to decorate, but I just decided to buy a CCTV camera system, and guess what, all of our decorations stay right where I put them. Brenda, yes, it was weird and I understand your love for this area, my wife and I love that we had the presence of mind to move here, not just for the quiet, but also the people here have been so kind to us, and that makes us feel wanted, and everyone wants that, so I do understand your wanting to protect what we have here, but just like the real world, being emotional about an idea, or our area for that matter, brings out the worst in other people, but on either side of the fence, we need people like you and like the others to get us riled up enough to make a difference in our lovely space here, if that means going to City Council meetings and writing to our representatives in Congress, just to let them know we feel the way we do. Keep up the great blogging here, I love it, good and bad, it all means that we care!
Brenda September 08, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Annoying? KB, seriously, I am devastated that you would say I was annoying. I am very tired and going to rest and reflect on WHY you say that.!
Brenda September 08, 2012 at 08:51 PM
True Teme Soft Eng. That is bad, and also that rating was done in 2011, or given out in 2011 for 2010? Our crime rate has went crazy the last 6 months or more, ehh this year is safe to say. Of course this is by reading the papers, and this does not include car break ins which occur all the time, and other crimes that I know of myself from our neighborhood. I do believe we are better off living in really rough areas where homes are cheap cheap cheap instead of a 800 to 1 million house and have cars broken into and houses. :/ There is that ole saying about guns. That is not the need for gun control we need, its getting the firearms out of the hands of the criminals. Its the criminals using the guns to commit crimes not us normal everyday working people. Even if we did have gun control, criminals who steal things would STILL Have guns! and still commit crimes, as that is what they do, and no matter how many cops you have on duty those criminals will get around all of them to burglar or rob, one way or another.
Brenda September 08, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Ahh Robert so glad you are out walking. I do too for as much as I can when it cools off. Or if did alot of exercise in the pool I toodle around in the wheelchair with all the kids riding their bikes outside, kinda keep an eye on everyone. Have to say you brought tears to my eyes with that post. I wrote so many letters about our freeway issues I ran out of ink 2x printing them all out, LOL. But I do try to do what I can, when I can to help and make things better and safer for all of us. There is also a web site one lady here runs called Secrets of Safety but for some reason my link is not bringing it up..hmmm. I will pass it on if I get it to work. You have a wonderful weekend, and hoping the PD gets some breaks on this case this weekend.
Tom Courbat September 08, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Wow, 102 comments following the story of the idiots who drove through the plate glass doors/windows at the Apple store. And idiots they truly must be. BUT, up to 75% or more of the comments had nothing to do with this particular event, and many went WAY off the mark talking about anything and everything under the sun. Maybe people could stay somewhat on target or not...just ramble!
Brenda September 08, 2012 at 10:10 PM
True True Tom, and I definately sincerely apolgize for getting any of my comments off track, and there being so many of them. Unfortunately, I was answering ones I should have left alone. Sorry
Popeye September 08, 2012 at 10:23 PM
That is assumption not fact. Temecula is 2nd safest city in America as 2011.
Jake September 09, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Wonder when the apple store will be better
amy everett September 09, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Ok you guys are crazy. every time theres trouble theres to many cops its annoying.im suprised there wasnt ten of them snoozing at the apple store waiting for a j walker so 5 of them at one time can question his intentions. Temecula is getting bad because orange county scum is moving here ruining this bedroom community. Other than that police are every where. And id be more concerned with the horrible doctors in the hospitals we have then opening a new one. Protect urself by being self aware. Take self defense classes. Brenda has good points get a big dog. Alarm. Temecula is still better than OC or SD.
Popeye September 09, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Amy, Temecula is the 2nd safest city in America.
Dave September 09, 2012 at 02:24 AM
New Patch Rules....No more than 3 posts per article and total posts cannot exceed 10 per week. We are all on the honor system.
JJ Mclure September 09, 2012 at 01:58 PM
Those rating are after the fact....meaning it looks at the previous year.
Susan Edwards September 09, 2012 at 05:42 PM
I agree with you Nancy...thank you for posting your thoughts.
Susan Edwards September 09, 2012 at 05:44 PM
I agree with you Nancy.....thank you for your posts.
Popeye September 09, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Until you get another rating, the city is the 2nd safest city in America. That is fact! Everything else is an opinion that is not truthful.
Brenda September 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Oh gosh Temecula Software, why argue it, its so silly because, not having the article in front of me that says that. But it probably says something to the effect that during the time period of 5-1-2010 through 5-1-2011 Temecula was the 2nd safest city to live in, or crime rate was lowest. That is just an example. A city obviously does not stay THAT safe as we all know obviously. That is probably why we got hit so hard, criminals see it, think everyone is slacking and here they come hoping for an easy hit. Also criminals again do NOT rob where they sleep, they rob where there is something worth stealing.
Travis Morgan September 13, 2012 at 07:21 PM
If you need any Apple or Microsoft certified and authorized techs, come by Temecula Valley Computers. Prices start at $65 flat fee repairs and they love what they do.
Cuz I Care November 29, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Not all doctors are horrible,,, just some of them. As goes with any profession. Don't lump em all in the same crap pile. Some doctors actually care and have compassion and use their talents to help others.
Michael January 02, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Brenda, I know this has nothing to do with the article or really what you said. But, I would just like to mention. Do you know the Loma Linda Hospital in Murrieta is HORRIBLE? My brother was bit by my moms bosses dog and had to go there at like 10 at night. There were people just sitting outside in the lobby of the ER trying to get treated. Good thing we had a doctor from church who was able to let us cut. I know that was random but seriously the service is horrible there. Good thing Temecula by my house is getting a hospital.
Michael January 02, 2013 at 10:51 PM
You realize Temecula is one of the safest cities in America. One crime and your going to move. Doesn't take much to get you out of this city. Only other option is Irvine, safest city in America. Worst crime, is the professor who was going to go shoot all the kids at that school the first day of school. Luckily, the cops caught him before he was able to do that.
Michael January 02, 2013 at 11:02 PM
This is a different Michael, right? Is someone framing me? Because I don't remember calling anyone an idiot. And I had no reason to call Jim an idiot. Besides, according to these posts, it was wolfcreek who called Jim an idiot. The only time this Michael has ever said anything mean was when I called a bunch of people on Patch stupid because I was defending Brenda when everyone one was hating on her.
Brenda January 03, 2013 at 02:46 AM
Michael, I do not remember back this far, but obviously you are not a mean Michael. I do not see another Michael up there that I was referring to or not. As I said I also dont remember and I could be joking around which I do alot. I do remember a few being mean and you stepping up to the plate and defending me, something I do not ever forget. When I do see a Michael making a comment I hope its you, but never sure here on the Patch. I dont think its meant to you, or about you, and definately nothing to worry about. Glad to see you, and Happy New Year. Hope it stays safe for you, and all goes well with you and the family, friends. :)
Brenda January 03, 2013 at 05:26 AM
Michael, Dont want to burst the Temecula bubble, but in 2010 Temecula was voted one of the top 10 safest cities. The crimes raised 28% in 2011, and increased more then that for 2012, but we wont know the figures for a few months yet. However just by the news any one living here long enough knows it has gotten far worse. The home burlaries alone have been well over 100 that have been caught and in the newspapers. :/

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