|Irvine Police Department Press Release|
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
Farrah Emami - Public Information Officer
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||PRESS RELEASE #04-18-16|
|Subject :||Three Arrested in Stolen Vehicle for Drugs and Mail Theft|
|Contact :||Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer 949724-7112|
Irvine, CA – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) has arrested three suspects for drug and mail-theft charges after receiving a tip of suspicious activity from an observant citizen. The suspects are identified as Biancha Martinez, 24, of Riverside, Dustin Robinson, 25, of Riverside, and Christopher Walker, 26, of Perris. Walker and Robinson are both on probation.
On the morning of April 17, 2016, the Irvine Police Department received a call from a citizen reporting a suspicious occupied vehicle parked in front of a fast food restaurant on Main Street. The caller reported possible drug activity occurring in the vehicle.
IPD officers responded and contacted three occupants inside a gold Mercedes, which was determined to be an unreported stolen vehicle out of Riverside County. The three suspects were all found in possession of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and stolen mail. The mail had been stolen from numerous victims in Anaheim.
Officers were subsequently able to reach the owner of the stolen vehicle, who was out of the country and unaware that their car had been stolen.
The observant citizen who called the police in this case is to be commended. IPD works in partnership with the community and encourages those who live, work, and attend school in the City of Irvine to always report suspicious activity. Please call 911 for emergencies or reach IPD for non-emergencies at 949-724-7000.
"If you see something, say something."
IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT
One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 724-7000 www.irvinepd.org
"Working In Partnership with the Community"
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