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Sheriff's Dept. searching for stolen appliances that may have been purchased


Friday, February 7th, 2014
Issue 06, Volume 18.


LAKE ELSINORE - SHERIFF PRESS RELEASE-During the month of January, 2014, several unoccupied, newly-built residences were burglarized and the unused appliances were stolen. The Lake Elsinore Police Department is seeking the public’s help to locate the stolen appliances, and the people that stole and/or sold them.

If you recently purchased an appliance and were suspicious of the seller, or the appliance’s origin, please contact Investigator Huskey at (951) 245-3381, or by email at LakeElsinoreStation@RiversideSheriff.org. If you wish to report information anonymously via the Internet, you can do so at the Sheriff's online CrimeTips form.

The following appliances were stolen in the Lake Elsinore January burglaries; these appliances were matching sets and may have been sold together:

Stainless Steel General Electric Dishwasher – Serial Number 6A756174B

Stainless Steel General Electric Microwave – Serial Number RZ300540B

Stainless Steel General Electric Gas Range – Model Number JGB5235E12SS

Stainless Steel General Electric Microwave – Model Number JVM19505R1SS

Stainless Steel General Electric Dishwasher – Model Number GSD3360D35SS

Stainless Steel Whirlpool Stove/Oven – Unknown Model/Serial Number

Stainless Steel Whirlpool Microwave – Unknown Model/Serial Number

Stainless Steel Whirlpool Dishwasher – Unknown Model/Serial Number

Black Whirlpool Stove/Oven – Unknown Model/Serial Number

Black Whirlpool Dishwasher – Unknown Model/Serial Number

Black Whirlpool Microwave Advertisement
Advertisement for Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary
[ Berry-Bell and Hall Mortuary ]
– Unknown Model/Serial Number

The Lake Elsinore Police Department would like to remind everyone to secure all their doors and windows, including their garage door, before leaving home or going to bed for the evening. Simply securing all your doors and windows can significantly reduce the risk of a theft. It is equally important to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you anytime your vehicle is left unattended, even when parked in front of your home or on your driveway. If you cannot take your valuables with you, place them in the trunk or out of sight.

Additionally, it is crucial to record and keep the serial numbers assigned to your valuables. If no serial number exists or it can easily be removed, etching or grinding your driver’s license number into your valuables will help law enforcement identify and return them if stolen. Identifying the stolen property’s owner is very important to law enforcement so we can effectively identify victims, return stolen property and prosecute suspects.

For additional crime prevention tips or suggestions, for your residence or business, please contact Lt. Zachary Hall at (951) 245-3329, or by email at LakeElsinoreStation@RiversideSheriff.org


 

1 comments

Comment Profile ImageA 54 yr old Grandma
Comment #1 | Friday, Feb 7, 2014 at 9:45 am
Well, I bet its going to hard to sell those homes now. We all know Lake Elsinore is not the best area to live in already with crime but these guys were relatively good burglars to get away with that amount of product. Back in the late 70's through the 80's when Orange County was booming my father owned a security company and put guards on construction sites for just this reason. I remember they stayed busy keeping guys out of there that had the audacity to drive up in big trucks thinking they could just load up and drive out. I cant imagine how much product, building supplies/ equipment/machinery/heavy equipment they saved for those construction companies like William Lions back in those days. There was guards on the housing tracts until the last house sold. Its been years, years since I have seen a guard on a construction site leaving it wide open for these types of crimes.

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