Men Apprehended While Fleeing Temecula Burglary Scene

From left: Dondre Porter, Paul Keller, Demaggio Wright.
Three men were arrested for burglary, criminal conspiracy and resisting arrest on April 17 after being apprehended in connection with residential burglaries in Temecula.

Officers with the Temecula Police Department responded at 7:30 p.m. to a reported burglary at a residence in the 42000 block of Agena Street. A citizen witnessed a black male adult, who was unfamiliar to the neighborhood, carrying a large television out of the front door of his neighbors’ home, according to police.

The citizen observed the male place the television in a waiting vehicle and drive away. After reporting the suspicious activity, the citizen began driving through the neighborhood and saw the same vehicle parked in a residential driveway in the 41000 block of nearby Asteroid Way. This information was relayed to responding officers.

Officers responded to both the Agena address and the Asteroid Way address, discovering both had been burglarized. Officers at the Asteroid Way address observed two black male adults fleeing through the back yard and jumping fences throughout the neighborhood. Officers set up a perimeter and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department helicopter responded to assist with the search for the suspects.

Dondre Porter, 20, of Hemet was apprehended while attempting to hide under a bush. Paul Keller, 23, of San Jacinto was apprehended after a brief struggle when officers found him jumping a fence from a back yard. The Murrieta Police Department assisted by responding with a K9 officer, which was utilized in apprehending 19-year-old Demaggio Wright, a Perris resident.

Wright sustained a bite from a police service dog after resisting officers and was treated for his injuries at a local hospital, police said. There are no outstanding suspects.

All stolen property items, which included various electronics and jewelry, were recovered from the suspects. Porter, Keller and Wright were booked at the Southwest Detention Center. Keller also was wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant from a previous burglary charge.


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