Edward Leroy Jones, 46 years old from Pasadena, was arrested by Arcadia Police Department Detectives on September 10, 2010 and was booked at the Arcadia City Jail on multiple felony counts of residential burglary. Jones is currently being held on $500,000 bail in the Los Angeles County Jail.
In mid-August, West Covina Police Department Detectives received confirmation that Jones was identified through DNA analysis from evidence collected at the scene of a residential hot-prowl burglary committed in West Covina in April 2010. WCPD Detectives located Jones and took him into custody for burglary on August 13, 2010, recovering some items of jewelry in the process. Jones bonded out shortly thereafter.
During their investigation, WCPD Detectives became aware that Jones may also be responsible for residential burglaries having been committed in the City of Arcadia and contacted APD. On September 10, 2010, Arcadia Detectives served a search warrant at Jones' residence and recovered stolen property from several burglaries in the City of Arcadia. APD Detectives also found information leading them to a storage unit used by Jones in the City of Pasadena. While serving a search warrant later that same day at the storage unit, Jones was located and found removing property from the unit. Jones was taken into custody by APD Detectives without incident. Additional stolen property was found at the storage unit and in the suspect's vehicle.
Through the combined investigation, interviews, and recovered stolen property, Detectives believe that Jones is responsible for at least 6 residential burglaries over the course of the last four-five months. Detectives continue to work with victims in identifying and returning property to the rightful owners. The majority of recovered stolen property included jewelry, electronics, and Asian collectibles. Great teamwork and cooperation between Detectives at both the West Covina and Arcadia Police Departments.