WILDOMAR: Woman arrested after allegedly burglarizing home and stealing vehicle

WILDOMAR – A woman was arrested Saturday, Feb. 18, after she allegedly burglarized a Wildomar home and stole the victim’s car, according to a sheriff official.

Jessica Spiegel was arrested after she allegedly burglarized a Wildomar residence and stole the victim’s car.

After an investigation, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Wildomar Police station arrested Jessica Ryan Spiegel, 30, of Lake Elsinore. She was booked into the Southwest Detention Center on charges related to burglary, vehicle theft, and possession of stolen property, Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Luke Torres said after the arrest.

The incident began about 10:49 a.m., after a man called 911 to report that he was following his vehicle that had just been stolen from his residence in the 33800 block of Almond Street in the city of Wildomar.

The caller told emergency dispatchers his home had been burglarized and his car had been stolen by a woman, who was later identified as Spiegel.

“The victim had followed his vehicle into the city of Lake Elsinore,” Torres explained. “Officers initially spotted (the stolen car) from a distance near the area of E. Franklin Street and Auto Center Drive.”

Although responding deputies temporarily lost sight of the car, they quickly established a perimeter around the area and began searching for the suspect and the victim’s car.

With assistance from the department’s helicopter “Star-9”, deputies located the stolen vehicle concealed in a car port of a vacant mobile home in the area of E. Pottery Street and Lookout Drive.

After locating the stolen car, officials quickly located and detained Spiegel for further investigation.

During their investigation, deputies determined Spiegel had broken into the victim’s home and stolen numerous valuables from the residence. She then stole the victim’s vehicle, which had been parked in the driveway of the home.

Deputies searched the victim’s stolen vehicle and located property that Spiegel had allegedly stolen from his residence. “All stolen items were recovered and returned to the victim during this investigation,” Torres explained.

An online jail records search revealed Spiegel was released the day after her arrest after posting $35,000 bail. Her next court date is scheduled at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta April 14.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099 or the Wildomar Police Department at (951) 245-3300. Callers can refer to incident file number WI170490018 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

 

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.

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