Three arrested in connection to string of vehicle burglaries
The following is a news release from the Idaho Falls Police Department.
IDAHO FALLS — Authorities have arrested three individuals in connection with a recent string of vehicle burglaries in Idaho Falls.
Over the past couple of weeks, the IFPD has been investigating numerous vehicle burglaries in which windows were smashed in and purses, wallets and other property were taken.
“Due to a lot of great teamwork, tips from other agencies and hours of investigation from Idaho Falls detectives and patrol, we were able to locate and make the arrests,” Police Chief Bryce Johnson said.
Three individuals were arrested and detained after an Idaho Falls detective witnessed one of the suspect’s vehicles, a dark gray 2016 Chevy Cruz, pulling into the Xtreme Clean Car wash at 1595 W. John Adams on Thursday evening. The occupants of the Chevy Cruz then met up with one occupant in a white 2004 Jaguar in the parking lot of the car wash.
Christopher A. Jewkes, a 28-year-old male from Idaho Falls was arrested on an Idaho Falls felony order to show warrant and a felony Idaho Department of Corrections warrant. Jewkes is also under investigation for other charges.
Holly N. Beltran, a 34-year-old female was arrested for larceny, burglary and two felony counts of fraud-possession of a financial transaction card.
Ryan S. Rasmussen, a 37-year-old male from Rigby was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and drug trafficking. During the investigation, Rasmussen was found in possession of 39.3 grams of methamphetamine, as well as stolen property.
Officers are continuing to work on resolving several vehicle burglary cases associated with these arrests and appreciates the patience of those affected.