3 arrested for alleged looting of evacuated home in Blue Cut Fire area

Daniel Mervine of Jurupa (left), Natasha Rovinsky of Diamond Bar (center) and Trevor Sanchez of Riverside (right) were arrested for trying to loot an evacuated San Bernardino home. (San Bernardino County Sheriff's Dept.)

San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies have arrested three people for allegedly trying to steal property from an evacuated home in the Blue Cut Fire area.

The suspects were spotted at a home in the 8600 block of Swarthout Canyon, an unincorporated area of San Bernardino, around 7 a.m. Thursday when someone called in a report of suspicious people at an evacuated home, the sheriff's department said.

Deputies found three people at the home attempting to leave with a flatbed truck, claiming they were picking up property for a friend who lives there. But deputies were able to reach the homeowner, who said he did not authorize anyone to take his property.

The three suspects were arrested and were to be booked for looting and grand theft auto.

They were identified as Daniel Mervine, 27, of Jurupa; Natasha Rovinsky, 27, of Diamond Bar; and Trevor Sanchez, 29, of Riverside.
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