Crime

Sweep targeting Kings Canyon/Ventura Corridor burglary spree nets suspect, police say

Edgar “Grinch” Perez, 31, left, was arrested Thursday morning in connection with 17 burglaries. The investigation led police to Candido “Simon” Dominguez, 42, right, who was arrested for probation violation, two counts of burglary and two counts of possession of stolen property.
Edgar “Grinch” Perez, 31, left, was arrested Thursday morning in connection with 17 burglaries. The investigation led police to Candido “Simon” Dominguez, 42, right, who was arrested for probation violation, two counts of burglary and two counts of possession of stolen property. Fresno Police Department

A man wanted in connection with 17 burglaries along the Kings Canyon and Ventura Avenue Corridor is behind bars, Fresno police say.

Edgar “Grinch” Perez, 31, was stopped Thursday by officers during an operation aimed at catching the burglar, according to a news release. He matched the description of one of the suspects, police say.

Perez admitted to committing 17 crimes along the corridor, including some that had been reported.

As their search continued, detectives identified five homes where stolen property was either sold or possibly stored at, according to the news release. They also developed clues that led them to arrest Candido “Simon” Dominguez, 42, for probation violation, two counts of burglary and two counts of possession of stolen property.

Dominguez was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine for sale along with stolen items.

The investigation is ongoing, police say.

Marilyn Castaneda: 559-441-6087, @MarilynCast98

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