A public viewing of items traced to burglaries in Escondido, Lake Elsinore and Temecula will be held in the near future, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department announced.
The items were discovered during a car theft investigation. Around 11 a.m. Thursday, a county code enforcement officer located a stolen vehicle in the front yard of a residence at 2026 Willowbrook Lane in Perris, sheriff's Sgt. Glenn Williams said.
Deputies were called to assist and conducted a search of the property, opening the garage to find jewelry, hardware, air compressors, televisions, cameras, computers and smart phones traced to the burglaries, Williams said.
Deputies also came upon "a large quantity of methamphetamine" and guns, Williams said.
The occupant of the house, 40-year-old Benigno Jose Rodriguez, was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of receiving stolen property, possession of controlled substances and illegal possession of a firearm.
Rodriguez was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, where he's being held in lieu of $1 million bail.