Man sentenced for San Gabriel Valley burglary spree

A judge sentenced a Pomona man to seven years and six months in state prison this week for a San Gabriel Valley burglary spree in late 2011.
Thomas Gordon Dandurand, 33, was sentenced Tuesday in West Covina Superior Court, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
He pleaded “no contest” in May to five counts of residential burglary, one count of receiving stolen property and one count of identity theft, Robison said.
He was arrested Nov. 24, 2011, by Covina police after detectives linked him to a burglary ring believed to have been responsible for more than 20 San Gabriel Valley break-ins in the previous months, authorities said.
Also arrested was Dandurand’s common-law wife, 29-year-old Susana Chaidez of Pomona, who pleaded “no contest” to a count of being an accessory and was sentenced to three years of formal probation May 16.
Police said the criminal crew used police radio scanners to help avoid capture, and was found with a list of names and personal information of burglary victims, including public officials and a judge.
Other suspects believed to have been involved in the string of burglaries have not been arrested.

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