Stalled Car Leads to an Arrest and Recovery of Stolen Items

Police said they found stolen items inside a vehicle that was stalled in the middle of a road.

A Romoland man was arrested and items reported stolen from a San Jacinto home early Wednesday morning were recovered after police found the man and the items in a vehicle that had stalled in the middle of a street.

Lamberto Gil, 34, was booked into the Banning jail on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of illegal narcotics and possession of a loaded weapon while in possession of illegal narcotics, according to a news release written by San Jacinto Police Sergeant Dave Haar.

Officers were called out at 6:30 Wednesday morning to the area of Pine Avenue and West Esplanade Avenue on a report of a suspicious person, officials said. They found Gil inside the stalled vehicle parked in the middle of the road, Haar wrote.

A search of the vehicle turned up the reportedly stolen items as well as illegal drugs and a loaded firearm, officials said. The items had been take from a San Jacinto home only hours earlier, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing, Haar wrote. He asked anyone with information on this incident to contact the San Jacinto Police Department, (951) 654-2702.

beaumontdave February 21, 2013 at 06:14 AM
Note to self. If I ever choose to swipe a car, do not let it stop in the middle of the street. Push it to the curb, if it won't go, get the hell away from it. Especially if it has drugs and stolen stuff in it.
beaumontdave February 21, 2013 at 06:23 AM
Note to self, read the story carefully. I guess if the car belongs to me I can't leave it. Maybe steal some gas before going for the other stuff. If there was a good book on being a thief, I guess I could study up, you know " The Ten Good Habits of Successful Boosters".
nobodyuno February 21, 2013 at 05:29 PM
summer February 21, 2013 at 07:23 PM
I keep looking for the "like" button here (habit!). I "like" your comments Dave.
nobodyuno February 22, 2013 at 03:08 AM


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