Authorities say they have broken up a Ventura County gang that’s been burglarizing homes in Santa Barbara County.
Santa Barbara Police say they received information that a man named Daniel Itza was behind some of the burglaries, and that he might be in Ventura County. When they talked to Ventura County Sheriff’s Gang Unit memberrs, they discovered the man they were looking for was really named Raphael Rincon.
Othe information led the police, and gang detectives to conduct a joint stakeout in Goleta, where they found Rincon, Tony Santiago, and Linda Itza. Investigators say after arresting the three, they found them in possession of items which had just been stolen from a Goleta home.
They were arrested on burglary, and other related charges, while a fourth person arrested with them was booked on drug related counts.