Vehicle Burglary Suspects Arrested After Containment

A suspect being arrested after containment

Glendora Police arrested two suspects early Wednesday morning after reports of suspicious activity.

The incident began around 5:30am in the 500 block of East Comstock when a resident reported seeing a suspicious subject in the neighborhood. GPD was quick to respond and remained in the area until an officer witnessed someone, who matched the description of the suspect, getting picked up by a vehicle.

The vehicle was followed to the area of Cullen and Whitcomb, where the original suspect was dropped off at his own vehicle. The suspect then took off on foot westbound into yards off of the 400 block of North Cullen.

Officers set up a small containment immediately that went from Cullen Ave. to Pasadena Ave. and Whitcomb Ave. to Leadora Ave. They also arrested the driver at that time who had driven the suspect. The driver was found to be in possession of a stolen credit card from an earlier vehicle burglary and a loaded 9mm handgun.

*Photo courtesy of GPD Facebook page

Loaded handgun from suspect vehicle. *Photo courtesy of GPD Facebook page

According to Glendora PD Lt. Matt Williams, the handgun had been reported stolen out of New Mexico.

Around 7:40am the helicopter from the FAST, Foothill Air Support Team, arrived to assist in the search. Officers were going yard to yard in hopes that the suspect wouldn’t have contact with any residents.

Timing was crucial since it was a time when many residents were leaving for work and students were on their way to nearby Cullen Elementary. GCN was on scene and worked with PD to ensure the neighborhood had a suspect description.

The search came to an end around 8:30am when the suspect was located, and arrested in the rear yard of a home in the 400 block of North Cullen Ave.

Arrested was Gilbert Gonzalez, 25 years old from Pico Rivera. Gonzalez had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Also arrested was Gabiel Ibarra, 34 years old, from Pico Rivera as well. Full charges and booking info were not yet available at the time of this story but felony charges are expected.

The Glendora Police Department put out a Nixle message to the community with the suspect description during the containment. To opt into Nixle and receive community info in the future, simply text 888-777 with your zip code as the message. You can opt into multiple zip codes by repeating the text with all zip codes you want to receive info from.