Two young men and a boy suspected of perpetrating home invasion robberies in Perris and East Hemet were behind bars Wednesday.
Kodi Lee Adkins, 19, of San Jacinto, and Arturo Ojeda, 19, of Hemet, were arrested along with a 17-year-old San Jacinto boy on Tuesday on suspicion of conspiracy, home invasion robbery, kidnapping, illegal possession of a firearm and being in possession of a stolen vehicle.
Adkins is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail, and Ojeda on $250,000 bail — both at the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta. The youth is being held at Riverside Juvenile Hall.
According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. John Burke, the trio allegedly initiated the robbery series Monday night, beginning in the 40000 block of Cavalier Drive in East Hemet.
Burke said the suspects forced their way into a residence and stole various items before fleeing.
In the predawn hours Tuesday, they allegedly forcibly gained access to another house, this time in the 900 block of Hereford Way in Perris, according to the sergeant.
One person was injured during the alleged home invasion.
Burke said that shortly after 3 a.m., they targeted a residence in the 1000 block of Leopard Lane in Perris, but witnesses alerted deputies, who reached the location just as Ojeda and the teenager were allegedly trying to flee.
The pair were taken into custody without incident.
According to Burke, search warrants were obtained and served at each of the suspects’ homes, leading to Adkins’ arrest later that morning on Trinity Way in San Jacinto.
Background information on the suspects was not available.