A 39-year-old convicted felon who perpetrated break-ins targeting businesses in Riverside and Los Angeles counties is slated to be sentenced next month after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.

Jose Eduardo Ramirez of Victorville on Tuesday admitted a felony burglary count under an agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. In exchange for his admission, prosecutors dropped five related counts against him.

Superior Court Judge Paul Dickerson scheduled a sentencing hearing for Feb. 3 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta.

Ramirez is free on an $80,000 bond.

According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Ramirez committed break-ins in Lake Elsinore, Diamond Bar, Baldwin Park and West Covina between September 2021 and March 2022.

The sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team investigated the burglaries and ultimately connected Ramirez to each one, Sgt. Jeff Reese said.

There were no details regarding how detectives developed leads in the case or identified the defendant.

Court records show that Ramirez has a prior conviction from 2018 for grand theft.

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