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Monterey Park Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Burglary Suspects

Police on March 7 sought the public’s help in finding two tattooed men wanted for credit card fraud and vehicle burglaries in Monterey Park and the greater San Gabriel Valley.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Brian Renteria, 25, and Jerry Ristich, 27, Monterey Park police Lt. Carrie Mazelin said. Police released photos of the men.

Renteria, a parolee, is known to be armed and dangerous, Mazelin said.

He is Hispanic, about 6 feet 2 inches tall, 230-300 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He has the letters SSG tattooed in capital letters on the right side of his face, according to Mazelin.

Renteria is believed to be a transient, staying in motels in the San Gabriel Valley area.

Ristich, who lives in Monterey Park, is Hispanic, about 5 feet 9 inches and 190 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He has tattoos on his neck.

The men were identified by police during an investigation of a vehicle burglary near Alhambra and Emerson avenues in Monterey Park in January, Mazelin said.

Renteria is also wanted for parole violation. He may have burglarized vehicles parked outside daycare centers in the Arcadia area by breaking windows and taking purses while women were inside to drop off their children, Mazelin said.

Police impounded Renteria’s vehicle recently and found several designer purses and wallets, as well as keys to luxury automobiles.

Anyone who believes they were burglarized by the two can call police to examine the recovered property. Anyone with more information about the suspects was asked to call Detective J. Frescas at (626) 307-1241.