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SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
Friday July 21st, 2023 :: 02:47 p.m. PDT


Three Suspect Arrested After Stealing $300K Worth of Stolen Property

DATE/TIME: July 20, 2023, at approximately 12:55 A.M.

INCIDENT: Residential Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property and Conspiracy to Commit a Crime

LOCATION: 2500 Block of Mesa Terrace Drive, San Antonio Heights

SUSPECT(S): Justin Strong, 28-year-old Resident of Rialto
                        Marcellus Hunter, 27-year-old Resident of Rancho Cucamonga
                        Amalia Rucker, 27-year-old Resident of Rancho Cucamonga

VICTIM(S): Confidential

SUMMARY: On Thursday, July 20, 2023, at approximately 12:55 A.M., deputies from the Fontana Sheriff's Station responded to a burglary in progress in the community of San Antonio Heights.

The homeowner was on vacation, and received a motion alert from his security cameras inside his residence indicating someone was inside. The cameras provided a live feed, which showed unknown subjects ransacking the primary bedroom in the residence.

Deputies arrived and found the suspects had already fled the residence with the victim's property, including a large safe. Deputies processed the scene and obtained video of the subjects and related vehicles. 

At approximately 2:36 A.M., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Station received a call of suspicious subjects in the 11600 block of Church Street, Rancho Cucamonga. The subjects were attempting to open a large safe in a garage at the apartment complex. Deputies arrived within minutes, detained Justin Strong, Marcellus Hunter and Amalia Rucker and recovered the safe and some of the victim's property, stolen during the burglary in San Antonio Heights. 

Investigators secured the apartment and authored a search warrant for the apartment, and associated vehicles.

During the service of the search warrant, investigators recovered a large amount of the victim's property from inside the apartment and vehicles. The recovered property valued at an estimated $300,000. The property was placed in safekeeping at the Fontana HSeriff's Station until the victims can retrieve it. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Fontana Sheriff's Station at 909-356-6767.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous should call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or go to

Refer: Detective Sergeant Jose Ruiz

Station: Fontana Station / Rancho Cucamonga Station

Phone No. (909) 356-6767

Case No. 032301647

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Fontana Sheriff's Department
17780 Arrow Blvd
Fontana, CA 92335

Emergency: 9-1-1

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