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Woman Gets 12 Years in Prison for Role in 43-Home Burglary Spree in San Diego

Woman Gets 12 Years in Prison for Role in 43-Home Burglary Spree in San Diego

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10/12/2023

Updated: 10/12/2023

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SAN DIEGO—A woman who was part of a residential burglary crew that San Diego prosecutors say targeted 43 homes and took more than $1 million in cash and jewelry was sentenced Oct. 12 to 12 years in state prison.
Lauren Patrick, 36, pleaded guilty to 36 counts of residential burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary for her role in burglarizing homes over an 18-month period, according to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors say Patrick cased homes in affluent neighborhoods for the crew to target.
Two other defendants await sentencing, while the remaining defendants may still go to trial.
One of those defendants, Devon Taylor, pleaded guilty to 82 counts for his part in stealing property from homes and pepper spraying some homeowners’ dogs during the crimes, prosecutors said.
The crew’s ringleader, George Boozer, was sentenced earlier this month to 56 years in state prison.
The District Attorney’s Office said the crew also committed burglaries in other California counties and “utilized sophisticated measures to conceal their appearance and vehicles used to commit the offenses.”
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