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Hwy 39 at night: robbery 4/15/16

"...The robbery happened at mile marker 23 on Highway 39 at about 3:30 a.m.

Berg said a 19-year-old West Covina man and a 20-year-old West Covina woman were in a parked car when a man and a woman in their 20s approached them.

The man, who carried a shotgun, demanded the victims’ property and took a wallet, a phone and car keys, according to Berg...."

Hwy39 also saw a perplexing overnight stay by a hiker
"...Lt. Andy Berg of the sheriff’s San Dimas station said the woman, her 25-year-old brother and her 12-year-old brother went hiking Sunday in an area past mile marker 28 on Highway 39. He said they were hiking off trail and went to a lookout. While hiking back, Berg said the woman slipped on a rock and broke her arm. The siblings decided to spend the night in the forest, he said. Berg didn’t know if the three had any camping equipment.On Monday, he said the older brother went back to the car and drove to an Azusa police station where he sought help...."

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By Stephanie K. Baer, The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Posted: 05/02/16, 2:37 PM PDT | Updated: 2 hrs ago

Authorities have arrested two suspects and recovered property in connection with three armed robberies in the San Gabriel Mountains last month.

Between April 15 and April 30, deputies received reports of three separate armed robberies near Highway 39 in the San Gabriel Mountains, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department San Dimas station.

In each incident, a male and female armed with a shotgun approached victims parked in roadside turnouts and stole purses, cell phones, wallets and other personal property.

The suspect vehicle described in each robbery was a white cube-style small SUV.

After receiving the report of the third robbery at about 3 a.m. on Saturday, deputies located the suspect vehicle on Highway 39 near mile marker 19. The car, a white 2010 Scion XB, had been involved in a single-vehicle crash with a guard rail, authorities said.

Deputies detained the male and female occupants of the vehicle.

Victims of the third robbery identified both suspects. Juan Manuel Plazola, 20, of La Puente, and Deanna Marie Campillo, 23, of El Monte, were in possession of a shotgun, a replica pistol and stolen property at the time of their arrest. Detectives later obtained a warrant to search for evidence in the suspect’s vehicle and located property reported stolen in the previous robberies.

Plazola was booked on suspicion of armed robbery at the San Dimas station and held in lieu of a $100,000 bail. Campillo was booked on suspicion of armed robbery at the Century Regional Detention Facility and held in lieu of a $100,000 bail.

The two were scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.


Bonnie & Clyde?

Surprise surprise. This guy has two prior felonies and was last sentenced to two years in January 2015, but apparently he got an early release and was released in October. Hopefully this counts as his third strike. The girl also has a prior felony arrest but apparently the charges were dropped. Go justice system! Forum Index -> News & Conditions
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