On October 6, 2016, Fountain Valley Police Officers responded to the 11000 block of Gladstone Circle in reference to a residential burglary. The victim reported over $100,000 loss in jewelry and other items. The suspect was identified as Nereida Vega (21) from Santa Ana, after Officers discovered paperwork with her name left at the scene. Vega was subsequently located and admitted to the burglary. Vega was booked into Orange County Jail and is currently still in custody with no bail.
During the investigation, Fountain Valley Detectives learned that some of the stolen property may be in the possession of Ali Hassan Safieddine (25) from Fountain Valley. On October 19, 2016, Detectives conducted a probation search at his residence, located on the 11000 block of Aquamarine Circle. Safieddine was not home; but the search led to the partial recovery of stolen property from the victim, a half an ounce of methamphetamine, and 77 Xanax pills. On November 3, 2016, Safieddine was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sales. Safieddine was booked into Orange County Jail and is currently being held on $40,000 bail.