Monday, December 21, 2015

GPS Trackers Lead to Additional Arrests

Incident: Grand Theft Arrests

The Arcadia Police Department is committed to reducing property crimes this holiday season by taking a proactive approach to catch criminals as they commit crimes. The police department has procured a number of GPS tracking devices in an effort to apprehend thieves. Detectives have partnered with citizens and local businesses by placing bait packages equipped with tracking devices, which notify police personnel when packages have been stolen.

On December 20, 2015, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Arcadia Police responded to the south east portion of Arcadia regarding an alert of a stolen package from a residence containing property and a GPS tracking device. Officers tracked the package and located two suspects within a few blocks of where the package was stolen.

Suspect Steve Lopez, 25-years old of El Monte and Suspect Dandre Lageman 30-years old of El Monte were arrested for Penal Code 487(a) Felony Grand Theft. They are being held in custody at the Arcadia City Jail on $20,000 bail.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5151. If you prefer to provide information ANONYMOUSLY, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the tip web page at Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers.

Robert T. Guthrie, Chief of Police

By: Colleen Flores, Lieutenant (15-6307)

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