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California Briefing / Riverside

Three arrested in memorabilia theft

March 14, 2009|Cara Mia DiMassa

Police arrested three people on charges of burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of unlawful firearms Thursday, in a case that came together after one suspect allegedly tried to fence the goods at the same store that reported them stolen.

When the 6th Street Antiques and Toy shop in downtown Riverside was burglarized in early December; thieves got away with about $25,000 in antique guns, knives and memorabilia. For months, police were unable to crack the case. Then, they say, Annette Terriquez, 51, took an armload of baseball cards, sports collectibles and an antique firearm to the store Thursday, and a manager recognized the items as having been stolen from the shop.

Police say that Terriquez may have stolen them from a storage unit in Riverside. A search of the unit yielded other stolen property. Besides Terriquez, police arrested the unit's owner, Heidi Risley, 27, and Christopher Collins, 52, with whom she shared a home. They said some items from the burglary, including an antique double-barreled handgun, have not been recovered.

-- Cara Mia DiMassa

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