String of break-ins across Durham result in charges for three from Toronto


Published October 16, 2023 at 3:20 pm


A string of break-and-enters at Durham Region businesses has resulted in charges for three people from Toronto.

The break-ins generally targeted businesses connected to the automotive industry, stealing associated items and the cars themselves. Durham Regional Police did not specify the number of targeted businesses, which businesses were hit, which municipality the businesses were in, or the overall value of stolen goods.

Recently, police raided a home and a storage unit associated with three people from Toronto. Investigators say they recovered a good deal of the stolen property in the raids including a PIN pad for sales, car parts, and IDs.

Emerson Valdez, 30, faces 32 charges including; four counts of break and enter, five counts of of possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of another’s ID, and failure to comply with probation.

Princess Querubin, 33, is charged with 26 similar offences including seven counts of possession of another’s ID, five counts of break and enter, two counts of grand theft auto and failure to comply with probation.

Finally, Glenn Saturnino, 32, netted 12 charges including break and enter, two counts of possession of stolen property, two counts of failure to comply with probation and failure to comply with a release order. All three suspects remain in custody until a bail hearing.

Anyone with information can call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2535 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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