A parolee and another man suspected of breaking into Lake Elsinore businesses and vehicles parked on city streets were behind bars Friday.
Jeffrey Allen Horrigan, 33, of Lake Elsinore and Jose Alberto Pulido, 37, of Wildomar were arrested Thursday, immediately after they allegedly broke into a business in the 500 block of Birch Street, according to the sheriff’s department.
Both suspects were booked into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta — Horrigan on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and parole violations, and Pulido on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, receiving stolen property and theft. Horrigan is being held without bail; Pulido is being held in lieu of $15,000 bail.
According to sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Fredericks, deputies went to the Birch Street location about 3:45 a.m. to check on a burglar alarm activation.
Fredericks said deputies spotted a white 2005 Chevrolet pickup truck that they recognized from security surveillance videotape taken from a break-in at a retail outlet in the vicinity three days earlier. The vehicle was stopped, and the suspects were detained without a struggle, the sergeant said.
“Numerous items of stolen property were located in the vehicle, including property stolen during commercial burglaries in the immediate area, as well as property stolen during previously reported vehicle burglaries in Lake Elsinore,” Fredericks said.
The items were seized and are waiting to be claimed by victims.
According to court records, Horrigan has prior convictions for grand theft, receiving a stolen vehicle, attempted robbery and burglary.
Pulido has no documented prior felony convictions in Riverside County.
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