De Luz home invasion robbery leaves woman bound, two suspects still at large

On the afternoon of June 25, 2014 at approximately 1 p.m., four men forced entry into a residence located on the 19000 block of Carancho Road in De Luz, where they blindfolded and bound a female victim, stealing multiple personal items from the house.

“The victim reported to the deputies that four suspects forced their way into the home after asking the resident for directions.” stated Riverside County Sheriff Deputy John Wade. “The suspects brandished a handgun, tied the victim up and blindfolded her while they ransacked the residence.”

According to the report, numerous identifiable pieces of personal property were stolen from the residence as the victim lay tied and blindfolded. “The victim was able to free herself and the Sheriff’s Department was called.” Wade said.

As detectives began their investigation on scene of the crime, Temecula Police officers received a dispatch regarding suspicious activity in the parking lot of a local motel, Old Town Temecula’s Rodeway Inn, according to reports.

“The caller reported seeing subjects unloading items from two vehicles and carrying the items into a nearby motel room.” Wade reported. “The items described by the caller matched items taken during the recent home invasion robbery.”

The Temecula Police officers, on scene, made contact with two males as they exited the motel room, who then fled on foot.

“Aaron Facciponti (19 years) from Pomona and Claudio Higuera (42 years) from West Covina were arrested without incident.” Higuera was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for violating the terms and conditions of his parole.” Wade said.

Many pieces of the victim’s personal property were recovered, linking the apprehended suspects to the crime, however two additional suspects are still at large.

Wade urged anyone with information regarding this investigation to respond to Detective Jeff Fisher at the Temecula Police Department /Riverside Sheriff’s Southwest Patrol Station – (951) 696-3000.

13 Responses to "De Luz home invasion robbery leaves woman bound, two suspects still at large"

  1. california Justice is a Joke   June 29, 2014 at 7:36 am

    That must have been terrifying. I’m betting that Higuera was one of these guys recently paroled due to what our politicians refer to as "realignment" to solve the jail overcrowding problem. Proves the old adage that you get what you vote for.

  2. california Justice is a Joke   June 29, 2014 at 8:22 am

    If you want to understand what I’m talking about read this in today’s LA Times about SB 260.

    This will only stop when we vote these "soft on crime" politicians out of office.

  3. Ruth Noyes   June 30, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Hmmmm…so, I have a friend whose home was just burglarized and when the Sheriff arrived there, no fingerprints were taken and my friend was told they probably left their door unlocked, case closed. Granted, no one was at home at my friend’s house and my heart does goes out to the victim (s) in the story above, yet I would sincerely like to know why some folks can get the Sheriff Department to do their job and others can’t. Clearly, either I am missing something or perhaps there are some favorite sons and daughters around town. This is one of those days I really miss San Diego Sheriff’s Sgt. John McBroom!

  4. Pink   June 30, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I agree with you Ruth. I had the same problem when my car was broken into. My doors were locked, I left nothing at all of value in the car, yet some bozo decided to break my window and ransack my glove compartment. He or she got nothing for their trouble. The deputy finally showed up, he took no prints (said there probably weren’t any)??? took a report and left. Thank God for good insurance!!

    I believe that we can thank our liberal government for the above story. Cops catch them and the courts let them go.

    BTW I miss John McBroom every day, he was a very dear friend…. and a good cop!!

  5. rossman   June 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I got to agree with comment #3 our house in San Marcos was burglarized 10 years ago, it so happened the robbers ran out of the house as I drove up. The sheriffs dept. office in Encinitas sent two deputies out. They arrive and tell me basically theres not much they can do to get my property returned, but proceed to take fingerprints and do theyre routine detective work for 2 hours. They find no prints. So we say goodbye to them, and one detective hands me his business card and says if you have any questions or think of anything to please give him a call.

    We got a call from our credit card co. within the hour of the burglary, that a card of ours (not yet authorized) had tried to be used by the robbers, 3 unsuccessful times at 3 different gas stations, 10 minutes from our home, now thats a lead. So we get on it and called the deputy.

    He did not answer my call nor did he return my call. They possibly could of got theyre man that night and been heros. A hero is hard to find.

    And to the liberal government comment, please you can’t pin this on anything but an individual making bad desperate choices in life. This stuff is gonna happen.

  6. Ruth Noyes   June 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    I did catch my typo in my previous comment…mea culpa.
    Thank you Pink for your comment. I have since discovered something I did not know nor would know as I am not in law enforcement.
    That is as told to me by a Poway Deputy that fingerprints can not be taken from porous surfaces, such as wood. That glass and metal are the best for latent prints and porous surfaces are where fingerprints were found in my friend’s home. So, perhaps the responding Deputy to my friend’s home knew this, albeit, didn’t share that information.
    I have had my share of flippant irreverent remarks made to me personally by deputies, that crime prevention guy and even one volunteer, (I miss Marlene too,) and all I do know for sure is even if we the public do not know the ins and outs of your job, try just being a decent human being by extending kindness to a victim and saying ‘I am sorry for this grief,’ or anything because that is what John and Marlene would do. It is these experiences that led me to even comment on this story. Oh and I do still back the badge.

  7. Me   June 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Pink….you’re lucky the deputy showed up at all……when I lived in La Jolla I couldn’t even get an officer to come to the house when my garage was broken into and both my cars entered.

    The creep even left a perfect thumb print on my convertible’s rearview mirror when he cut the dome light that was built into the mirror.

  8. grunt   July 1, 2014 at 11:23 am

    The police work for us – if you are unhappy with the results of your interaction with a deputy call his boss. People believe that the rich get special protection – they might but not because of the money – they feel they are entitled so they scream; If the deputy does not take finger prints, ask him to wait, then call the SO and complain. (Don’t get in his/her face – go above him/her). Unfortunately, we often get only the enforcement we demand.

  9. Noyes   July 1, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    One final remark on this discussion. First, thank you rossman for noticing my comment.
    My final comment is relevant because we, as a town, are having an honest discussion about the concerns we share in common. In the past, I have read a few of grunt’s comments and they have certainly been wise and well presented. His answer here though, only works for part of the population. As a certified volunteer crisis counselor, I can tell you that more personality types would rather not rock the proverbial boat… and seek out a supervisor, especially when it comes to law enforcement. As a woman of integrity I do believe if you have a concern such as mentioned in these posts, that placing a Deputy under scrutiny will not solve a lot. In a perfect world, no one should have to ask anyone to do their job or explain it. That being said, the only real solution is to realize that we are the backup for law enforcement, not the other way around, to respond proactively in our lives, not defensively, (i.e. getting a dog or alarm after a break in,) to look out for each other and most importantly, place GOD first. It is refreshing to see these conversations as much as it is to be a part of them and perhaps more possible solutions can be offered for the various comfort levels in which people live their lives. For me, I am a hammer and so everything looks like a nail. I’m just sayin…

  10. Queen   July 2, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I tend to agree with grunt (usually do, how’s that work 🙂 ) My ex in-laws were broken into and robbed on Thanksgiving (they were out of town). The Vista Sheriff’s were called and tried each and every way they could to dissuade the out-laws from asking them to print (too messy, probably won’t find any, you don’t understand what a mess it will make, etc..) but, after insisting upon prints, they conceded and prints were taken. Never found out who did it. Point being, they really would have preferred not to do so at all.

  11. Yoshi   July 3, 2014 at 9:27 am

    That’s Terrible the situation that is. Life is rough with all the things going on in the world. I hope the purpitrates pay a price for their crime and learn something form this. They are young and hopefully this is an opportunity to change their lives.

  12. Angela   July 3, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    If I saw FOUR men at my door, I sure as heck would not open it and give them directions!?

    “The victim reported to the deputies that four suspects forced their way into the home after asking the resident for directions.”

  13. grunt   July 3, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    @Angela- I don’t think she opened the door to them willingly. "Forced their way in" could be one knocked on the door, asked for directions then the other three rushed her. (Not saying this is how it happened, but IF I were to do this type of thing, it is how I would do it).


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