‘Batch Burglaries’ persist in PMC—Arrest made in Lockwood Valley burglary

By Patric Hedlund, TME

Two homes, side-by-side on Arbor Drive in Pine Mountain Club, were hit by a ring of burglars last week.

On Friday, Ventura County deputies reported the arrests of suspects in an earlier heist in Lockwood Valley. Careful pre-dawn surveillance of homes appears to be a key to the “wholesale heists” being conducted in the Mountain Communities recently. Witness reports and surveillance images of older men casing neighborhoods in early morning hours are being reviewed in the latest investigation.

Joni and Nicholas Novosel—victims of one of the Arbor Drive burglaries—are calling upon…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Joni and Nick Novosel returned to find their PMC home had been turned inside out by burglars last week.

Right: This image is suspected to be a member of a burglary ring that hit homes in PMC last week.

Christopher Ringgold was arrested in a Lockwood Valley burglary last month. Ventura and Kern County deputies are working together.

Joni and Nick Novosel in happier times last year.

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This is part of the January 18, 2019 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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