A 47-year-old Corona man was behind bars today on suspicion of string of burglaries in and around Newport Beach, police said.
Richard Kevin Rocha was arrested as he left his home Wednesday and was booked on suspicion of burglary, Kathy Lowe of the Newport Beach Police Department said.
Investigators suspect Rocha in at least three burglaries, and as many as 30, over the past several months, Lowe said.
Police set up surveillance in the West Newport Beach area because of a series of late night break-ins since 2009 in which burglars got in through an unlocked door or window and took laptop computers, Lowe said.
Rocha was jailed in Orange County in lieu of $500,000 bail, according to records.