Saratoga: Couple arrested in connection with vehicle burglary spree

SARATOGA – Authorities on Tuesday arrested a woman and a man on suspicion of burglarizing half a dozen vehicles at Sanborn County Park in Saratoga late last month.

The thefts were reported at 11 a.m. on Dec. 29, the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Within six hours of the thefts, a victim noticed one of her items listed for sale on OfferUp, a mobile marketplace where people buy and sell goods online, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said detectives identified the owner of the OfferUp account, a 36-year-old woman, as well as her associated Facebook profile and two other stolen items for sale. They also identified the woman’s 31-year-old boyfriend, who was on probation for possession of stolen property and was required to wear a GPS ankle monitor.

The ankle monitor showed the man was at the scene of the vehicle burglaries, the sheriff’s office said.

The sheriff’s office said detectives obtained a search warrant for the woman’s home, vehicle and storage locker. On Tuesday morning, they served the warrant and reportedly recovered more than $1,300 worth of items stolen during the vehicle burglaries.

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The couple was arrested and booked into the Main Jail in San Jose on charges including burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen property, the sheriff’s office said.

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