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Unlucky night for four burglary suspects
Vandunk Patricia
Four people, including three from Turlock, were arrested Tuesday night after Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies caught them in the act of burglarizing two Waterford businesses.The first attempted theft was reported to the sheriff’s department around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at the 711-Materials business at 19412 Yosemite Boulevard.Off-site security guards monitoring surveillance cameras took notice of a man, later identified as 38-year-old John Dompleling of Turlock, making his way onto the property carrying bolt cutters and a backpack, said sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Luke Schwartz. Deputies were able to get into position, secure the outer perimeter of 711-Materials, and were in constant contact with dispatchers, who relayed information in real-time that was provided by the security guards watching events unfold on their television monitors.Once Dompleling realized the deputies were aware of his presence, he tried to flee the area by running along the Tuolumne River near the Hickman Bridge, but deputies thwarted his escape and took him into custody.During the course of their investigation deputies located a cell phone Dompleling had been carrying, and used to make a call mere moments before his capture, Schwartz said.Around the same time, a passing vehicle occupied by two women drove slowly by the business, raising some suspicion with the deputies. The vehicle was stopped, Schwartz said.“Deputies called the same previously dialed number on Dompleling’s cell phone, which coincidentally made a second cell phone ring in the getaway vehicle,” Schwartz said.The car was occupied by PatriciaVandunk, 42, and Debra Dunuan, 48, both of Turlock. Both women were found to be on searchable probation out of Stanislaus County for various drug and theft-related offenses, Schwartz said. Dunuan was also in possession of a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine as well.  The women were arrested for criminal conspiracy, attempted burglary, narcotics possession and probation violation charges.  Dompleling was charged with attempted burglary, criminal conspiracy, trespassing and possession of burglary tools.     Only eight-minutes after clearing the call at 711-Materials, and returning to his assigned jurisdiction within the city limits of Waterford, Deputy Jesse Ruelas spotted another apparent commercial burglary in-progress at Dry Creek Realty located at 12905 Yosemite Blvd.  The suspect, later identified as 18-year-old felony probationer Kadree Lowrey of Riverbank, attempted to unsuccessfully run from Ruelas to avoid apprehension, but soon found himself in the back seat of a patrol car.  Lowrey was booked for grand theft, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and possession of burglary tools.  "This is another example of the outstanding work our deputy sheriffs do to protect the citizens of Stanislaus County and further reinforces why we should not be laying them off,” said Sheriff Adam Christianson.To contact Sabra Stafford, e-mail or call 634-9141 ext. 2002.