A Port Hueneme man is in jail awaiting trial on a theft charge. In addition, he faces identity theft charges for being in possession of more than 10 different identities.
The suspect allegedly stole landscaping equipment from Port Hueneme Elementary School. The incident occurred in the early morning hours of August 28. Port Hueneme police posted a photo on their Facebook page, and community tips identified the suspect.
Police obtained a search warrant and searched the suspect’s home. During the search, they found evidence related to the equipment heist. They also found personally identifying information for about 20 people. In addition, the police seized credit card making equipment.
According to police, the thief stole portable equipment, including a leaf blower, weed and hedge trimmers, and an edger. The thief stole the equipment from a maintenance shed on the property. Port Hueneme police say that a school employee interrupted the burglary and confronted the thief. The employee prevented the thief from taking a lawn mower, but the suspect escaped.
The suspect remains housed at the Ventura County Jail on a $75,000 bond. He will appear in court again on November 28.
Port Hueneme theft lawyer
When you face theft charges, hire an experienced aggressive theft lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend takes theft cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
He has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense, and will aggressively defend you in court. He will work hard to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. That’s especially important, especially if you already have a felony conviction on your record.
The state’s Three Strikes Law requires judges to impose additional sentencing sanctions on repeat offenders. These sanctions include longer sentences, and could bring you one step closer to lifetime incarceration.
Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney or one who won’t fight for your rights. Instead, contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura theft/securities fraud case.
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