CORONA, Calif. – Two were arrested in the City of Corona for multiple crimes including identity theft, fraud, and being under the influence.
On Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at around 5:45 a.m. a resident called 911 reporting that a vehicle was in the street blocking his driveway. In addition, the resident did not recognize the vehicle from the area. Corona Police Officers arrived and located the vehicle with the two occupants passed out inside of it. They woke up when the officer approached the vehicle.
The suspects, Douglas Hall, 51, and Rachel Benner, 47, were found to be under the influence of an unknown substance. The two were in possession of items related to fraud and identity theft. They also possessed a handgun. “ Officers arrested Hall and Benner and began the tumultuous task of sorting through all the probable stolen items and attempting to contact the victims,” said Corona Police Officials.
Hall and Benner were arrested for convicted felon in possession of a handgun, felon in possession of ammunition, concealed firearm in a vehicle, under the influence, and multiple charges related to identity theft and fraud. “We want to thank the citizen who took the time to call the suspicious vehicle into our dispatch and assisting in our recovery of the stolen property and getting a weapon off the street,” officials said. “Also, a great job by the officers handling this call and sorting through all the materials.”
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