A Santa Rosa woman has been arrested in connection with vacation home burglaries around the county including homes in Sonoma Valley.
According to a news release by Sgt. Mike Raasch of the Sheriff’s Property Crimes Unit, on March 29, Sonoma County Sheriff deputies, were sent to a residence on Summit Avenue in Guerneville after a neighbor reported seeing a suspicious female adult and burgundy BMW sedan parked in front of a vacation home that had been burglarized back in February. The neighbor wrote down the vehicle license plate number and provided the number to the dispatcher.
Deputies arrived within minutes but the suspect and vehicle were gone. The deputies discovered that the vacation home had been broken into and the TV was missing. Property Crimes detectives were notified and set up surveillance at the registered owners’ address in Santa Rosa.
About two hours later, the detectives spotted the suspect vehicle in Santa Rosa and arrested the suspect Lisa Ann Lopez, 42, of Santa Rosa without incident. The stolen flat screen TV taken from the Summit Avenue burglary was located in the back seat of the vehicle. A search of Lopez’ vehicle and residence revealed more stolen property taken from vacation home burglaries in Sonoma, Cloverdale, Bodega Bay and Guerneville.
Evidence located in her vehicle linked her to other vacation home burglaries in Healdsburg and Sonoma.
Lopez was booked into the county jail for burglary and possession of stolen property. Detectives obtained a bail increase for Lopez to $250,000.