Three Arrested, Accused of Burglarizing Vacant Home

Two of the suspects had with them more than police realized at the time.

Three accused burglars had big intentions when they carted off large appliances from a vacant home early Monday, but the suspects were arrested.

The suspects hauled away a dishwasher and other appliances, possibly a refrigerator, during the morning heist in the 300 block of North Barranca Avenue around 9 a.m., police said. The trio drove off in a box truck, but were pulled over after police received a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area.

Police arrested Ronald Porter, 41, Laura Bondehagen, 26, and Ruben Oliveria, 34, all on suspicion of burglary and receiving stolen property.

The suspects reportedly pried open a front door to the vacant home. Officers stopped the suspects once they went mobile in their truck. All three suspects were arrested without incident and all the stolen property was recovered, said Sergeant Scott Strong of Glendora Police.

After being brought to the Glendora Police Station, Porter and Oliveria were found with drugs concealed inside themselves, Strong said.

Porter was found with heroin, while Oliveria had methamphetamine; the drugs were concealed in their buttocks, Strong said. The two were additionally charged with possessing a controlled substance and bringing a controlled substance inside a jail.

Oliveria and Bondehagen were held in lieu of $50,000 bail, while Porter violated his parole and was held without bail.

Jay December 04, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Now that is a perfect ending... "They were found with drugs concealed in their buttocks". The neighbors did a great job calling the cops and that is how we can look out for ourselves. LA County is releasing more and more prisoners due to budget constraints so we will see an increase in burglaries and thefts.
arc0300 December 04, 2012 at 07:56 PM
great job!
Sparks December 05, 2012 at 06:21 AM
Glendora PD, you are really something!!! And a big bit of recognition for the neighbor who assisted in the tip! Just goes to show what we can do if we work together...


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