LBPD Officers Arrest Five Suspects for Stealing Fire HydrantsRelease Date: 2023-01-19
Over the past several months, burglary detectives have been investigating multiple incidents involving the theft of fire hydrants throughout the city. Through their investigation, detectives learned that there were multiple unrelated suspects committing thefts and identified two vehicles that were each separately involved in several incidents.
On Jan. 11, 2023, patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of Gaylord Street regarding a report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival, they located a vehicle matching one of the suspect vehicle descriptions and arrested a suspect responsible for several thefts.
On the same day, separate officers working near the area of 17th Street and Cedar Avenue discovered a second vehicle matching a suspect vehicle description and arrested two suspects responsible for a separate set of thefts. Following those arrests, detectives investigated the case and identified two additional suspects who were apprehended by patrol officers on Jan. 12, 2023.
The five suspects were identified as:
- Jorge Miranda, a 34-year-old resident of the City of Paramount, who was booked for one count of grand theft, and one count of knowingly receiving stolen property. Bail was set at $20,000.
- Damarion Anthony Haynes, a 35-year-old resident of Hawthorne, who was booked for one count of grand theft and one count of receiving stolen property. Bail was set at $20,000.
- Darain Dove, a 37-year-old resident of Los Angeles who was booked for one count of knowingly receiving stolen property, one count of entering a posted property, and one count of possession of unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $20,000.
- Marissa Hernandez, a 42-year-old resident of the City of Los Angeles, who was booked for one count of receiving stolen property, one count of possession of unlawful paraphernalia, two counts of loitering. Bail was set at $20,000.
- Bradley Schreiner, a 61-year-old resident of Long Beach, who was booked for one count of grand theft. Bail was set at $20,000.
The investigation remains ongoing.