The Imperial County Sheriff's Office is looking for more victims of burglaries in the past year and a half after an arrest March 26 led to the recovery of a large quantity of stolen property.
On March 26 U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested El Centro resident Antonio Rodriguez, 37, at a checkpoint in Winterhaven.
He was stopped at the checkpoint after behaving nervously. A search of the vehicle revealed Rodriguez was in possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Agents also found stashed in the truck a large load of what was thought to be stolen property. Among the items found were compact discs, watches, jewelry, power tools, coins, small toys and knives.
Sheriff's Investigator William R. Jernigan said the department previously announced to the public it had recovered property and was seeking to return it to the owners. He said the earlier article led to a good number of victims coming forward to claim their property.