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.