HOLTVILLE — A father unwittingly involved in driving a getaway vehicle from a burglary here Wednesday led Imperial County Sheriff's Office deputies to the stolen goods and to his son, who was arrested for the alleged crime.
The burglary occurred in the 1700 block of Thiesen Road shortly before noon.
Sheriff's Sgt. Jake Holguin said a witness reported seeing a black car arrive at the house and those who had been in the car walk around the home.
They then drove off. Later a red pickup returned to the house.
Holguin said the witness reported seeing two men from the pickup walk up to the house. They then were seen leaving the house with what looked like computer equipment.
When deputies arrived they found the house had been burglarized and ransacked.
Holguin said as he and other deputies started a search of the area, he found a red pickup stopped at a park in the city. He said he saw a group of elderly men sitting on a bench near the pickup.