Members of Convicted Home Burglary Ring To Be Sentenced

Members of a prolific residential burglary ring who targeted homes in Glendora and elsewhere will return to court in late November and early December for sentencing.

The six men and two women were convicted of stealing more than $1 million worth of property from nearly 20 residences across Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties dating back to December 2011.

Three of the eight were convicted Oct. 29 on multiple counts of residential burglary, conspiracy and other counts, according to Jane Robinson of the County of Los Angeles District Attorneys Office in a written statement.

The three will return to court Dec. 3 for sentencing and face between nine and 31 years to life in state prison.

The remaining five defendants pleaded no contest to various counts of residential burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to receive stolen property. They are scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 21 and face six to 40 years in state prison, according to the County District Attorneys Office.

The investigation into the burglary ring was led by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and involved the Riverside and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s departments and police departments from Glendora, Arcadia, Monrovia, Burbank and San Gabriel.

Glendora Police learned of the burglary ring after a June 2012 traffic stop. During a search of the defendant’s car, a Glendora officer discovered a Los Angeles Times vacation hold list with subscribers’ addresses, according to the Los Angeles District Attorneys Office.

Those convicted are:
—Randal Whitmore, 45
—Duane Vantuinen, 53
—Edwin Valentine, 54
—Joshua Box, 44
—Lorraine Vasquez, 41
—Cory Mulligan, 23
—Brian Duran, 43
—Margaret High, 30

The eight convicted home burglars are scheduled to appear in Pomona Superior Court, Department P.

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