Suspects in Custody for Burglary, Other Charges
The San Marino Police Department received a 911 call on June 28 at 9:07 a.m. from a resident in the 2300 block of Robles Avenue. The resident called after she noticed an unfamiliar black Acura parked in her driveway. Officers arrived on the scene within two minutes and caught two suspects attempting to remove property from the location.
An investigation revealed Tracey Lee Viera, 42, and Arthur Edward Hernandez, 31, both residents of San Gabriel, entered the house by reaching through a dog door and unlocking the rear door. Both suspects had entered the house as well as the detached garage, and were removing property. Items from inside the house were located inside the suspect vehicle, staged throughout the house and the rear yard in preparation for a rapid departure.
Officers located several pieces of mail-not belonging to the suspects-and other stolen property inside the vehicle. Officers were able to link both suspects to two other burglaries in San Marino and one burglary in Pasadena. Many pieces of evidence were collected and detectives will be looking for additional victims.
Tracey Viera and Edward Hernadez were transported to Alhambra Jail and booked for burglary, grand theft, identity theft, trespassing and receiving stolen property.
Detectives from the San Marino Police Department discovered Viera had a storage unit in the City of Rosemead. Detectives served a search warrant on the storage unit shortly after 10 p.m. and discovered several additional items stolen out of houses in San Marino and throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
SMPD is currently working with local agencies in order to see if any of the property recovered was stolen out of their cities.
If you have any information regarding the above incident, please contact Detective Wong at (626) 300-0719 or Detective Gomez-Lara at (626) 300-0728.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477) or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637).