Police Say Stolen Items Recovered After Arrests

San Marino police said they recovered several items stolen from local residents after they arrested two men last week, and found a loaded gun in the possession of a suspect arrested in a separate incident.
According to department statements, two Rosemead men were arrested in the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 12, on suspicion of stealing a trove of items from vehicles parked in San Marino, and a Compton woman was arrested early on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 14, for alleged possession of weapons that included a firearm not registered to her.
Officers went to the 1900 block of Robin Road at 1:18 a.m. on Sunday following a report that two suspicious men were walking in the neighborhood after parking their vehicle on the street. The officers covertly monitored the vehicle, a gray Honda Accord, and waited for the men to return after they saw them remove a pellet gun from the driver’s side floorboard, authorities said.
One of the suspects, a 19-year-old Rosemead man, returned to the Accord and pulled it into a driveway, after which he was apprehended. The other man, a 21-year-old from Rosemead, was found shortly afterward near San Gabriel Boulevard and Longden Avenue, standing on a corner.
Police said the suspects had several items that authorities believe were stolen from unlocked vehicles in San Marino earlier that night, including a wallet and an iPad. There also were a pair of golf clubs and a bag that were taken from a driveway, they said. Detective Naved Qureshi said the suspects admitted stealing a second pellet gun found in their possession, but the weapon’s owner has not been determined.
The two men were arrested on suspicion of grand theft, possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit a crime. Qureshi said they have posted bond and await their first court date. He added that investigators were unsure whether they might be linked to prior thefts in San Marino.
“No indications from the stop, but that’s not to say that they haven’t,” he said. “We haven’t located anything that pertains to previous burglaries.”
On Tuesday, a 24-year-old Compton woman driving a black Toyota RAV4 SUV was pulled over at Huntington Drive and Winston Avenue for making an illegal U-turn and having an expired license plate tag, Qureshi said. The officers who made the stop reported smelling marijuana and finding a backpack containing a loaded firearm, an expandable police baton and a security badge in the SUV.
The woman was not the registered owner of the firearm and did not expressly have permission for it, Qureshi said. One of the woman’s friends, who works as a security contractor, owns the backpack and everything in it, Qureshi said, and she said she accidentally left it in the suspect’s vehicle.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed firearm and possessing a baton and was released on bond while awaiting her first court appearance, Qureshi said.

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