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2 arrested for stealing dental cavity fillings

Two Costa Mesa residents were arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing precious metals used to fill dental cavities.

January 3, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Two Costa Mesa residents were arrested Sunday on suspicion of stealing precious metals used to fill dental cavities.Matthew Marchman, 38, and Shawna Lerer, 29, were taken into custody in Anaheim.

Investigators believe that the two are responsible for 18 burglaries in the Orange County area including dental labs in Anaheim, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Tustin and San Clemente.

Police say they also believe that the two stole two vehicles during two different burglaries, and later burned both cars.


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