Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Zamna Avila
Suspect of More Than 40 Burglaries Arrested
LONG BEACH — Israel Valencia, 33, was arrested Sept. 30, suspected of several burglaries in Long Beach.
Valencia was booked for burglary and receiving known stolen property after a routine traffic stop near 10 Street and Ohio Avenue in Long Beach. He is suspected of being responsible for more than 40 burglaries in east Long Beach.
During the traffic stop Long Beach Police Department officers found several car stereos and GPS units. Victims were contacted, identified their items and agreed to prosecute.
On Oct. 2, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which filed six counts of burglary against Valencia. He is expected to appear in court Oct. 9.
Anyone with information about these burglaries is asked to call (562) 570-7362 or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.