Police officers in Riverside, California are asking for the public's help in a recent casing involving the receipt of stolen property.
Members of the Riverside Police Department's Gang Unit began investigating this case after officers ran into someone they determined to be a person of interest and brought him in for questioning. Officers discovered that the person had some particular items in his possession, which they believed to be stolen. The items turned out to be pieces of valuable "Star Wars" memorabilia. "We found the [suspect's] story to be less than credible," a spokesperson told The Riverside Press Enterprise. Police confiscated the memorabilia, which included a poster, collector cards, and other valuable items. The spokesperson also said that Riverside Police are asking for the rightful owner of these items to come forward.
Consequences For Receiving and Possessing Stolen Property
According to California Penal Code section 496:
If the value of the property exceeds the amount of $950.00, such a stolen property case constitutes a felony punishable for up to 3 years of incarceration.
Getting Efficient Legal Representation
Given that it's possible to face jail time, pay fines and have the crime show up on your record, you need to rely on a good attorney who can help you present your case in the best light. If you or a loved one has been charged with receipt and possession of stolen property in the Hemet, Corona, Winchester, Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Menifee, Banning, Perris or Riverside areas, contact us for a free consultation.