2 arrested in connection with string of car break-ins at golf courses

SAN DIEGO - A month-long string of car break-ins at golf courses across San Diego County may have been stopped with the arrest of a man and a woman in a car loaded with loot, a sheriff's deputy said Saturday.

Most of the victims have already been notified that the burglary ring was broken, but deputies at the Santee office released photos of recovered property for other recent car burglary victims to look at and identify.

Joshua Miller, 33, and Brianna Grossi, 20, were arrested about 6 p.m. Thursday near Admiral Baker Golf Course in Grantville. Law enforcement officers stopped the red Honda they were in and found stolen property from three vehicles had just been burgled, San Diego County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Joel Stranger said.

The arrests were near Admiral Baker Golf Course, near Friars at Mission Gorge roads.

Two search warrants were later served at residences in Santee, where more stolen property was recovered, Stranger said.

Grossi was arrested on suspicion of three counts of second degree burglary, three counts of conspiracy and for committing a felony while out on bail, according to the sheriff's department website. All seven counts are felonies and she was held at Las Colinas Detention Facility on $200,000 bail.

Miller was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, committing a felony while out on bail and at least 15 counts of vehicle burglary, Stranger said.

The string of more than 20 burglaries had targeted cars parked at golf courses across the county, and witnesses had often described seeing a red Honda in the area at the time of the burglary, Stranger said.

Stranger said owners of most of the stolen property had been notified, but asked victims of recent car burglaries to contact the Santee sheriff's office at (619) 956-4000.

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