Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, along with property crime detectives, arrested two suspects on Tuesday, charged with a rash of burglaries targeting farmworkers up and down the Central Valley.
Daniel Medina, 27, and 29-year-old Kacie Miller, both of Fresno, are facing felony charges of burglary, possession of stolen property, identity theft and grand theft.
Deputies arrested the two suspects at a home near Belmont Avenue and Fresno Street in Fresno, where items from numerous burglaries were found, according to the sheriff’s office.
On Sept. 3, farmworkers reported a break-in of two vehicles parked near Friant Road and Willow Avenue in Fresno.
Driver’s licenses, social security cards, debit and credit cards along with other personal items were reported stolen from the vehicles, which were unlocked.
It wasn’t until a purchase on one of cards at a McDonald’s near Blackstone and Bullard avenues that investigators got a lead on the suspects.
Using surveillance camera footage, they identified the woman and connected her with several other farmworker vehicle burglaries that took place between Selma, Raisin City and Fowler.
The sheriff’s office is still looking for information regarding burglaries that took place on Sept. 1 near Kamm and DeWolf avenues in Selma and on Sept. 15 near Cornelia and Rose in Raisin City; Highway 41 and Manning Avenue; and near Cherry and Nebraska Avenues. Anyone with knowledge of the crimes can call the sheriff’s office at 559-600-3111 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867.