Aguanga burglary leads to arrest in Lake Elsinore

Harold Cooper. Courtesy photo
Harold Cooper. Courtesy photo

An October burglary from an Aguanga residence recently lead sheriff’s investigators to serve a search warrant in Lake Elsinore, where thousands of dollars in stolen property was reportedly recovered.

On Nov. 28, investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Valle Vista Station received information that property reported as stolen was pawned at a pawn shop Lake Elsinore.

Investigators followed up on the leads and ultimately served a search warrant at a suspect’s residence on Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore. During the service of that search warrant, several thousand dollars’ worth of stolen property were recovered from the residence.

Based on evidence recovered from the Lake Elsinore residence, Harold Cooper, 46-years-old from Lake Elsinore, was arrested for charges of burglary and possession of stolen property.

Items stolen from one residential burglary that occurred in the 45000 Block of Highway 371, Aguanga on Oct. 10, were not recovered and possibly sold at recent yard sales from the Grand Avenue residence include a DR Power, 36-inch Sickle Bar Lawnmower, a DR Power, 48-inch power grader with drag screen and a DR Power electric log splitter.

In a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Sgt. Robert Duckett asked anyone with information about this incident to call Investigator Porrazzo at the Hemet Sheriff’s Station at (951) 791-3400.

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