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GPS signal leads deputies to burglary suspects in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — Two Apple Valley men were arrested after a GPS signal on a stolen device led deputies to their exact location, officials said.

On February 14, 2018, Apple Valley Deputies R. Smith and S. Esparza were contacted by a La Canada resident (area east of LA County) who had been the victim of a residential burglary.

According to officials, the caller was able to track some of her stolen electronic property to an address in the 20000 block of Ituma Road in Apple Valley.

Deputies arrived at the residence and made contact with Akili Zwizi 24, and Brandon Brisco 25. After speaking with the men, deputies were able to recover stolen property related to the La Canada burglary.

“Items recovered included approximately $20,000.00 worth of jewelry, a shotgun and two handguns, ammunition, expensive purses, a mask, and money,” stated sheriff’s officials.

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station and identified the property on behalf of the victim.

Rwizi and Brisco were charged with Burglary and Possession of Stolen Property. Rwizi was also booked on a Probation Violation because he is currently on Post Release Community Supervision.

Anyone with additional information regarding this case should contact Deputy Stephan Esparza or Sergeant James Evans at the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760)240-7400 reference case # 181800853.

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