One man has been arrested in conjunction with a burglary and a string of fraud cases in Temecula, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported on Thursday, Oct. 22.
According to a press release written by Sgt. Geoffrey Green, officers assigned to the Temecula Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team, were conducting follow-up investigations regarding a burglary and several fraud cases in the city of Temecula during the month of October.
“On Oct. 22, SET officers contacted a person of interest, Omar Young, 32, of Temecula, while he was driving away from his house,” Green wrote in the release
Young is currently on probation for possession of stolen property. Officers conducted a probation search of Young’s vehicle. They found a loaded firearm concealed in the vehicle. Officers then went to his residence where they found items stolen from a residence and a business. Other items used in fraudulent business transactions were also found, the press release reported.
Young was arrested for multiple charges including: felon in possession of a firearm and burglary. He remains in custody at the Southwest Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Deputy Punzalan or Investigator Holder at the Southwest Station (951) 696-3000.
The Temecula Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage residents and business owners to partner with the department to help prevent crimes of theft by reducing the opportunity. There are certain practices and behaviors that are deterrents to many crimes of opportunity.
Please remember to securely lock doors and windows to homes and vehicles to prevent easy access by unauthorized persons.
Consider installing motion-detector lighting systems for the exterior of homes and businesses.
Do not leave keys, purses, wallets, or other valuables exposed in unoccupied or parked vehicles.
Report suspicious persons and vehicles you observe in your neighborhood.
Handle your personal and financial information and/or documents with security in mind.
Report any crimes to the police department as soon as you reasonably can.