Wed. Mar 22nd, 2023

Jesus Ortiz, 48 from Lynwood, and Yolanda De La Rosa, 49 from Anaheim, were arrested on Feb. 24 in Orange County for possessing nearly half a million dollars worth of stolen goods, according to the CHP.

The CHP Border Division’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force (ORCTF) began investigating an organized group of retail thieves in January.

The CHP’s agents investigated locations in Anaheim, Bellflower and Lynwood and they witnessed “multiple suspects arriving and delivering suspected stolen property to an apartment in Anaheim.”

Authorities served a search warrant and discovered 14,018 stolen items worth over $463,746.27 among the three locations, on Feb. 24.

The stolen merchandise included purses, clothing, shoes, cologne and perfume. Some of the stolen goods still had store tags and security sensors affixed to them.

Both suspects were arrested on charges of Organized Retail Theft and were booked at the Orange County Jail.

Since the ORCTF’s inception in 2019, the CHP has been involved in 1,470 investigations, resulting in 855 arrests, and the recovery of stolen merchandise valued at over 28 million dollars.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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