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Person of interest arrested in Burbank school theft case

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Photo courtesy Burbank Police -- Suspect in theft at Bret Harte Elementary School 3200 Jeffries Avenue, Burbank

Photo courtesy Burbank Police — Suspect in theft at Bret Harte Elementary School 3200 Jeffries Avenue, Burbank

A person of interest has been arrested in connection with the alleged theft of money and a credit card from a teacher’s purse at Bret Harte Elementary School in Burbank . A week ago yesterday, Burbank Police released photos of the suspect and her vehicle and asked for the public’s help in tracking down the woman described in a news release only as “African-American, 30 to 40 years old. ”

The news release and photos had a huge impact. After they were sent out investigators reportedly “began receiving calls from the public almost immediately.” As a result, the police now believe “the same person likely committed another theft at a second Burbank school, Emerson Elementary.” Also, the suspect is wanted for questioning in connection with similar crimes in La Crescenta and El Segundo.

Yesterday, a person of interest was taken into custody by Burbank property detectives. Sergeant Claudio Losacco says “the individual arrested had an outstanding warrant out of Los Angeles for a similar crime.  Burbank Police investigators booked her on the warrant, but elected not to immediately charge her with the Burbank case.”

The investigation is ongoing, anyone with information is asked to contact Burbank Detective, Steve Karagiosian, at (818) 238-3210. In answer to recent questions about the source of the photos  — Sgt. Losacco told Media City Groove they are not “from Burbank schools.”

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One Response to Person of interest arrested in Burbank school theft case

  1. DixieFlyer Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:44 pm #

    Curiously, the “person of interest” was identified in sufficient detail to locate a Warrant for

    her Arrest, make the Arrest on the Warrant and still NOT identify the individual.

    In the case of a local businessman their “policy” prevents them from affording the Public the

    very same opportunity to “identify” the person of interest.

    That didn’t stop the Police from confronting and accusing the man.

    Let’s see the visuals on Poopgate–fair-is-fair.

    What if the Police GOOFED????

    What if there has been a False Police Incident Report?

    After all, the photo released of the “Woman of Interest” doesn’t show her doing anything

    other than walking a corridor??

    What DOES the video in Poopgate actually show?????

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