Thursday, March 23, 2017

3 Suspected Looters Arrested in Blue Cut Fire Zone

(VVNG.com)- Three suspects have been arrested for attempting to steal property from the Bluecut Fire evacuation areas, authorities said.

On Thursday, August 18, 2016, at 7:00 a.m. deputies responded to a call of suspicious subjects at a home on the 8600 block of Swarthout Canyon located within the evacuation area.

Deputies arrived and made contact with the suspects, who were attempting to leave the residence with a flatbed truck.

The suspects told deputies they were picking up property for a friend that lived at the residence. Deputies made contact with the property owner who advised that he did not give anyone permission to take his property.

The three suspects later identified as 27-year-old Daniel Mervine, a resident of Jurupa, 27-year-old Natasha Rovinsky, a resident of Diamond Bar, and 29-year-old Trevor Sanchez, a resident of Riverside.

All three were taken into custody without incident and will be booked for Looting and Grand Theft Auto.

If anyone has information related to the suspects involved, they are urged to contact Sheriff’s Central Station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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