RIVERSIDE – A 30-year-old Riverside man admitted to several vehicle thefts in the University of California Riverside area, authorities said. On June 23rd, the Riverside Police received the report of a vehicle burglary in progress at a UCR area apartment complex. The suspect was heard planning the theft of the victim’s vehicle and when confronted by the victim he fled the scene. Police set up a perimeter but the suspect was able to elude authorities.
Through investigation, detectives were able to obtain information leading them to a possible suspect. The suspect, Jonathan Mohoroski was the same suspect authorities believed was responsible for several other vehicle burglaries and thefts during the previous few months.
On Thursday detectives located and arrested Mohoroski for the attempted vehicle theft. Mohoroski admitted to the theft which he has arrested for as well as ten or more additional thefts that he committed to support his drug habit.
The investigation is ongoing, anyone with any information is asked to contact East NPC Detective Matt Lackey at (951)826-5376 or Detective Brett Stennett at (951)826-5388.
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