Commercial Theft Suspect Arrested After Police Find $300K of Stolen Property

RIVERSIDE – A 30-year-old Highland man was arrested in connection with several commercial burglaries in Riverside as well as several San Bernardino County cities on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, Riverside police were able to obtain and execute a search warrant based off of the investigation of two Riverside commercial burglaries in September and October. During these two burglaries, multiple suspects stole work vehicles and other property from the locations and were later located in San Bernardino and Highland. Riverside Police detectives and SWAT served the search warrant at the home in the 26000 block of Hibiscus Street in the City of Highland.

Police made contact with David Lamb at the home and took him into custody. At the home officers located stolen tires, landscaping equipment, tools, cameras and computers which were determined to be items reported stolen in the Riverside Commercial thefts. Also located was methamphetamine and stolen property from commercial thefts in Ontario, Rialto, San Bernardino, and Redlands. Those items were returned to the appropriate police departments to be returned to the victims.

Six trailers and one forklift was also found on the property, these had all identifying markings removed according to police officials. Upon further investigation, these also were determined to be reported stolen At the home police also found vehicles that were used during the commission of the crime. Approximately, $400,000 of suspected stolen property; $300,000 which was confirmed to be stolen was recovered. Although some of the property has been returned to the owners, there is still some that detectives have not fully identified as stolen.

Lamb was booked into the Riverside County Jail for burglary, auto theft, grand theft, and parole violations. Anyone with any information relating to the case is encouraged to contact Detective Bryan Galbreath at (951) 826-8716.

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