Emeryville PD nabs Identity Theft suspect in Target Parking Lot
MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE (By Sergeant Goodman #292) – On May 25, 2017, about 4:30 AM, a male (arrestee) was operating a U-Haul van, parked the van in the Target parking lot and quickly exited the vehicle after seeing patrol cars in the immediate area.
The arrestee walked away from the van and exited the parking lot. The arrestee ran and hid behind bushes to the rear of Michaels on 40th Street. He was located and detained for Jaywalking across 40th Street. The male was identified and officers learned he was on probation for identity theft out of Marin County.
During a probation search of the U-Haul van, officers located personal identifying information for more than ten people.
The personal information consisted of names, birth certificates, addresses, account numbers, dates of birth, phone numbers and signatures. There were also numerous pieces of mail belonging to other people in the van from various cities and Bay Area Counties.
The male was arrested for probation violation, possession of burglary tools, identity theft, possession of stolen property and theft of access cards or account information.