ANAHEIM, Calif. (June 29, 2022,) – The 2020 Olympic Gold Medal belonging to Jordyn Poulter, which was stolen on May 25, 2022, has been located.
On May 25, 2022, the Anaheim Police Department Communications Center received a call of a vehicle burglary involving the theft of an Olympic Gold Medal. Upon arrival, officers met with the victim, Jordyn Poulter, the starting setter for the 2020 US Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team who notified officers of the loss of the medal.
After pursuing investigative leads, APD burglary detectives arrested Jordan Fernandez, a 31-year-old resident of Anaheim, for the theft of the Gold Medal, however the medal was not located. Fernandez was formally charged on June 7, 2022, by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
On Monday, June 27, 2022, at about 7:15 p.m., the owners of Noel Barbershop, Maria Carrillo and Noe Hernandez, an Anaheim business in the 400 block of N. State College Boulevard located a discarded plastic bag on their property. Upon examining the bag, they discovered it contained the missing gold medal. The owners of the business contacted the Anaheim Police Department to return the medal.
APD burglary detectives are currently coordinating to facilitate the return of the gold medal to Jordyn Poulter.