Modesto, CA- On May 31, 2018, Patrol Officers were alerted that three men in a black colored Pontiac Grand Prix were trying to sell laptops, TV’s and other assorted electronics from their vehicle in various parking lots along the Sisk Road corridor. An alert officer located a matching vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. While conducting a search of the vehicle, officers located various stolen electronics.
Officers located a victim that was able to identify one of the suspects that stole from them. As the investigation continued, several victims had their property returned to them. One victim, a school teacher, had his school district laptop returned to him that was taken from a previously reported burglary in the Sisk Road area. This laptop contained student test scores due to be submitted the next morning so he was happy to have it returned. Property that could not be returned to their owners during the investigation was booked into Modesto Police Department’s Evidence Unit. As standard procedure, Modesto Police Department Detectives will be continuing to identify the property and compare to recently reported thefts and burglary reports in an attempt to return the property to their rightful owners.
As a result of the investigation, officers booked 28-year old Ronnie Harper of Fairfield and 26-year old Javari Harper of Vallejo on Burglary, Receiving Known Stolen Property, and Criminal Conspiracy. 28-year old Antoine Sampson of Pinole was booked for Receiving Stolen Property and Criminal Conspiracy.
We encourage our citizens and those visiting Modesto to be alert to any suspicious activity, especially in and around our shopping districts. Please do not leave valuables in vehicles especially in spots where they can be easily seen by thieves.
If you have any information regarding criminal activity, please call Crime Stoppers at 209-521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.
For more information on what crime may be occurring in your neighborhood visit Modesto Police Department's Website or view the Crime Map.