Man accidentally turns himself in for burglary

Oct 30, 2014 12:11 PM by News Staff

Anderson Police arrested an unidentified transient man Wednesday for being in possession of stolen property, the items were found after the suspect asked police for a ride.

Police took a vehicle burglary report around 8:30 a.m. Thursday where $1000 cash in $100 bills was stolen along with other items.

The same officer who took the call was talking with a transient on an unrelated call later in the day, the officer offered the man a ride.

Per Anderson Police Department operating procedures, officers must search anyone they transport in order to prevent people from bringing weapons, drugs or other contraband into the police cars. This was explained to the subject and he agreed to the ride.

During the search, the Officer located ten $100 bills along with other items. The Officer then called the burglary victim and asked for further identification of the property taken in the burglary. The victim was able to describe the stolen property items in detail and it was determined the subject was in possession of the stolen property.

The suspect changed his story several times and was eventually arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail for possession of stolen property.


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