Temecula: Three men arrested in connection with residential burglary

Officers from the Temecula Police Department arrested three men Thursday in connection with two burglaries in a residential area of the city, according to a Sheriff’s official.

The men, 20-year-old Dondre Porter of Hemet, 23-year-old Paul Keller of San Jacinto and 19-year-old Demaggio Wright of Perris were arrested for residential burglary, criminal conspiracy and resisting arrest.

A resident in the 42000 block of Agena Street saw a black adult male, who was unfamiliar to the neighborhood, leave the front door of his neighbor’s residence with a television set. The man put the television set inside a vehicle that had been waiting in the driveway and drove away; the neighbor subsequently called police when he saw this happen, according to Sgt. Steve Fredericks.

Residents saw the same vehicle at a home in the 41000 block of nearby Asteroid Way and this information was relayed to officers arriving on scene, Fredericks said.

Officers responding to the Asteroid Way home saw two black males flee and jump over fences. They subsequently set up a perimeter and utilized a police helicopter to find the men. Porter was found hiding under a bush and arrested, Keller was arrested after a brief struggle with police after he was caught trying to jump a fence, and Wright was brought down by a police K-9, according to Fredericks.

All items were returned to the victims and the suspects were booked at Southwest Detention Center.

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