Crime

True confessions: Burglar breaks into homes while victims are at church

Anne Mohoff of Fresno is under arrest in Tulare County for burglary.
Anne Mohoff of Fresno is under arrest in Tulare County for burglary.

A burglar from Fresno who traveled south to Tulare County to break into homes while the residents were away at church has confessed, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said.

One day before Halloween, detectives from the property crimes division took over a burglary investigation of a rural home southeast of Porterville in the 12500 block of Road 202.

Detectives learned that Anne Mohoff, 47, had broken into two homes in the county and took items to sell for cash. She sold them at a pawn shop in Fresno, the sheriff’s office said.

A victim identified property as belonging to her. Detectives also examined video surveillance images to identify Mohoff, and put her photo in a photo lineup.

Tuesday, Detectives tracked her down in Fresno. She confessed and said she knew the victims would be at church, the sheriff’s office said.

She was arrested and booked into jail.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact Detective Richard Ramirez or the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department 800-808-0488 or anonymously at tcso@tipnow.com, or by text or voicemail at 559-725-4194.

Lewis Griswold: 559-441-6104, @fb_LewGriswold
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