A man in Los Angeles County was arrested, cited, and released on three separate alleged theft-related crimes that took place in the same 12-hour period.
Last Wednesday, 24-year-old Dijon Landrum, a resident of Monterey Park, reportedly began a series of different types of attempted thefts beginning around 8:30 am.
The authorities received a report notifying them that there might be an auto theft in progress.
When officers went to the reported address they identified the suspect as Landrum and said that he was trying to flee in the allegedly hijacked vehicle.
As the police apprehended Landrum for allegedly stealing the car they also reported that he was found with drugs, in addition to items that they believe he had stolen.
Landrum was placed under arrest and cited for the accusations, and then released from custody due to Los Angeles County’s zero-bail policy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just after 2:00 pm, the police reported that they were notified about a suspect that seemed to be pilfering items left in the front yards of people’s homes.
Officers arrived at the scene and said that the suspect was again identified as Landrum and that they found him holding a box of items they asserted he had stolen from the yards.
Landrum was taken into custody a second time, and after the property was taken from him he was cited for the purported illegal deed and set free.
Around 8:45 pm, the authorities were told that a vehicle had been stolen from a parking lot.
The Glendale Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriffs, and California Highway Patrol worked together at tracking the car and found it being driven down a freeway in La Puente.
The purportedly stolen car continued going until it reached the city of Pasadena where the authorities were able to apprehend the suspect, identified for a third time that day as Landrum.
Landrum again went through the book-and-release process, this time for suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, and evading officers.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.