Covina woman suspected in West Covina break-in

WEST COVINA — A woman was arrested Wednesday after allegedly participating in a burglary, then returning to the scene as police investigated.
Jennifer Alderete, 29, of Covina was booked on suspicion of residential burglary, West Covina police Lt. Joseph Sevilla said.
The incident began shortly before 11 a.m. when a resident of the 1000 block of East Harvest Moon Street discovered an intruder in his garage, the lieutenant said.
After hearing a strange noise, the resident found a burglar sitting in his vehicle inside his garage, police said.
The startled man immediately shut the door between himself and the intruder, Sevilla said, and hit the panic button on his house alarm.
He then noticed Alderete standing near a gray Toyota Camry parked outside, and saw both the male burglar and Alderete jump into the Camry and drive off, Sevilla said.
The resident was able to memorize the license plate number, and police saw the Camry drive back into the neighborhood as they were investigating the break-in, the lieutenant said.
Alderete was arrested, however the male suspect and another woman the resident believed was involved remained outstanding, he added.
The male burglar was described as a Latino man, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, of medium build with brown hair. The other woman who may have been involved was described as a Latino woman, about 5 feet 4 inches tall, of thin build with brown hair.
According to court records, Alderete is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail and is due for arraignment in West Covina Superior Court Tuesday.

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