HESPERIA • A couple who had been victimized by thieves staked out their own home and helped authorities catch several members of a burglary ring that had reportedly stolen property from cities including West Covina and Big Bear, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Victor Valley station officials said Tuesday.
Orville Reyes, 39, of Apple Valley; Christi Meyer, 31, of Hesperia; Charles Bert Rogers, 27, of Victorville; Charles Delwyn Rogers, 51, of Victorville; and Robert Trionfi, 31, of Big Bear were all booked for burglary, possession of stolen property and grand theft auto, according to a release.
On Sunday afternoon, the victims returned to their home on Barada Street in Hesperia and found that their home had been broken into, officials said. Some of their items had been loaded up into a trailer they had on their property, but the trailer had been left behind.
The victims decided to park away from their home to see if the burglars would return, according to sheriff's officials. At about 1 p.m., they saw several people return for the trailer and the victims immediately called 911.
Sgt. Robbie Ciolli and deputies Justin Howe and Dave Harding arrived shortly after the couple placed the call and the officials were able to arrest the five suspects, the release said.
During the investigation, officials learned there may be more stolen property at Reyes' Victorville home in the 17000 block of Coad Road. There Detective Michelle Brand located tools that had been stolen about a decade ago out of West Covina and a trailer loaded with music equipment that had been stolen out of Big Bear, officials said.
Authorities are still trying to find the owner of a tractor found at the Coad Road address.
Anyone with information on this case or on the owner of the tractor is asked to contact Brand at the Victor Valley station at (760) 552-6800 or call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.