Two people arrested on suspicion of breaking into Escondido home

By SDCN Editor

Escondido, CA–Two people were taken into custody on suspicion of breaking into a residence while the occupants were inside their home Saturday in Escondido, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.

Just before 8 p.m., the Sheriff’s Department received a 9-1-1 call about a possible burglary in progress at a home located in the 2900 block of Gait Way in the community of Harmony Grove.

The reporting party told a Sheriff’s dispatcher they heard a loud noise downstairs in their home while they were in an upstairs bedroom. It was later determined the noise was a rear glass sliding door being shattered. The residents then heard people walking around inside their home.

Within minutes, a Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter was flying over the home. That’s when the burglary suspects got into a nearby getaway car and sped off. Sheriff’s ASTREA directed deputies from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station to the fleeing car. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. Two men in the vehicle exited and ran away. After a long foot pursuit through brush and down a ravine, deputies found and arrested 40-year-old Daniel Herrera. The other man who ran away was not located.

A woman in the car, identified as Millaray Almendra Gonzalez Alegria, was also arrested.

Both Gonzalez and Herrera are facing numerous charges, including residential burglary, conspiracy, and obstructing and resisting a police officer. Gonzalez is also facing an additional charge of committing a felony while on bail. Gonzalez and Herrera were booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

Numerous stolen items were recovered from the suspects. The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information about the burglary incident, can call the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200.

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