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A Santa Rosa man with two prior burglary convictions was charged in Sonoma County Superior Court this afternoon with a residential burglary and arson in Santa Rosa on July 10. Andy Ruben Navarro, 49, delayed entering a plea to burglary, arson and possession of stolen property charges in connection with the incident in the 3100 block of Fulton Road. He is scheduled to enter a plea on July 27.
Investigators said video from a nearby convenience store showed a man buying a 24-ounce Budweiser beer can with a distinctive label. The man then rode his bicycle south toward the Fulton Road residence that was burglarized and set on fire, Sonoma County sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Raasch said. The Budweiser beer can was found inside the burgled and burned residence on Fulton Road, Raasch said.
A parole search helped identify possible suspects on parole, including Navarro, Raasch said. Investigators learned that Navarro was on parole for assault with a deadly weapon and had a history of theft and burglary arrests, Raasch said. Navarro was arrested Tuesday on three burglary, three arson and one possession of stolen property charges. Raasch said stolen property including a laptop computer, jewelry, a generator, a pressure washer, guns, and a video camera were found in the garage in the 3500 block of Coffee Meadow Place where Navarro lived.
Raasch said Navarro is also a suspect in a residential burglary and arson on Hopper Avenue on April 20 and another on Banyan Place in Santa Rosa on May 19. Stacey Natasha Perez, 47, of Santa Rosa, was arraigned with Navarro this afternoon for possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen property in connection with the July 10 burglary-arson. She also delayed entering a plea until Friday.
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