BONSALL–Two people were arrested Tuesday for commercial burglary and identity theft in North County, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Raul Rios and Estella Velez were arrested for their involvement in the burglaries and ID theft. Velez is a Sheriff’s Department employee working at the Vista Detention Facility as a licensed vocational nurse. Velez was booked into the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility for conspiracy and theft related charges. Raul Rios was booked into the San Diego Central Jail for conspiracy and theft related charges.
On July 10, a victim’s purse, which contained personal items and credit cards, was stolen in the 5500 block of Mission Road in Bonsall. Shortly after the theft, surveillance video captured a male and female suspect fraudulently using the victim’s credit card at several locations. Video surveillance also captured the same suspects in two attempted commercial burglaries in the 1700 block of E. Vista Way in Vista on July 21 and July 23.
The investigation is ongoing.