A man and woman accused of stealing an estimated $10,000 worth
of wire from a local business are behind bars following their recent arrests by
deputies from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station.
According to a news release from the station, the suspects broke into a construction yard located in the 24000 block of Highway 74, in the Good Hope area of unincorporated Riverside County, on Sept. 18.
When the break-in was discovered, the business owners contacted police and working together the missing wire was found at a scrap yard in Lake Elsinore, according to the station report.
During the investigation, the suspects were identified as Lake Elsinore residents Mark Delpilar, 35, and Lori Lynn Johnston, 39. They were picked up by police Sept. 20 around 12:20 p.m.
Johnston was arrested in the 18200 block of Collier Street, while Delpilar was picked up at Chaney and Flint streets, jail records show. They were booked on suspicion of commercial burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen property and each is being held in lieu of $19,000 bail, the records show.