Rancho Santa Margarita deputies on Saturday found and arrested a 28-year-old man following the report of an early evening burglary.
The incident began on Mirlo when breaking glass was heard by a neighbor. Orange County Sheriff deputies stopped a suspicious man in the area, Ricardo Luis Pena.
According to Lt. Brian Schmutz, chief of police services for RSM, further investigation by the deputies revealed a broken bedroom window at the residence in question. Pena also had allegedly stolen items on his person.
Deputies took Pena to his residence where he confessed to having other stolen goods, and a consent search revealed stolen jewelry and a DVD player, Schmutz said.
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It's the second time in two months that Pena has been busted. He was cited March 28 for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor; he pleaded not guilty to that charge on Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court along with a not guilty plea to the most recent charge, first degree burglary.
A pretrial hearing is scheduled for May 16 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 18.
Bail is set at $50,000.