Patrol Officers Locate Three Burglary
Suspects and Recover Stolen Property
On May 31, 2018, Patrol Officers were alerted that three men in a black colored
Pontiac Grand Prix were trying to sell laptops, TV’s and other assorted
electronics from their vehicle in various parking lots along the Sisk Road corridor. An alert officer located a matching vehicle and
initiated a traffic stop. While conducting a search of the vehicle,
officers located various stolen electronics.
located a victim that was able to identify one of the suspects that stole from
them. As the investigation continued,
several victims had their property returned to them. One victim, a school teacher, had his school
district laptop returned to him that was taken from a previously reported
burglary in the Sisk Road area. This
laptop contained student test scores due to be submitted the next morning so he
was happy to have it returned. Property
that could not be returned to their owners during the investigation was booked
into Modesto Police Department’s Evidence Unit. As standard procedure, Modesto Police Department Detectives will be
continuing to identify the property and compare to recently reported thefts and
burglary reports in an attempt to return the property to their rightful owners.
As a result
of the investigation, officers booked 28-year old Ronnie Harper of Fairfield
and 26-year old Javari Harper of Vallejo on Burglary, Receiving Known Stolen
Property, and Criminal Conspiracy. 28-year old Antoine Sampson of Pinole was booked for Receiving Stolen
Property and Criminal Conspiracy.
our citizens and those visiting Modesto to be alert to any suspicious activity,
especially in and around our shopping districts. Please do not leave valuables in vehicles
especially in spots where they can be easily seen by thieves.
If you have
any information regarding criminal activity, please call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain
anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
See what crime may
be occurring in your neighborhood. Visit
www.modestopolice.com or Crimemapping.com and select “Modesto Police”