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Three Arrested for Identity Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, and Grand Theft in Santa Monica

Suspects found with over 20 stolen cellphones, credit cards, and identification

Three individuals were arrested in Santa Monica for identity theft, possession of stolen property, and grand theft. The suspects were found with over 20 cell phones, stolen credit cards, and identification. The victims were all patrons of two Main Street bars and the thefts occurred the evening of St. Patrick’s Day. 

Three individuals were arrested in the early morning hours of March 18, 2023, on suspicion of identity theft, possession of stolen property, and grand theft. Michael Leonardo Pico-Quintero (DOB: 8/10/1991), Tatiana Yuli Arango-Chaves (DOB: 6/13/1995), and Sindy Milena Peralta-Porras (DOB: 5/31/1994) were found in possession of more than twenty cellphones in a Faraday bag, several stolen credit cards, and a black Louis Vuitton purse containing a stolen identification card.

The suspects were apprehended after victims tracked their missing phones to the location where the suspects were found. The phones were reported missing from The Victorian located at 2640 Main Street and Jameson’s Pub located at 2702 Main Street.

If you believe you may have been a victim of these theft suspects, the Santa Monica Police Department encourages you to file a stolen property report by calling their non-emergency line at 310-458-8491. Additionally, if you have any information about the suspects or the incident, you can contact the SMPD Watch Commander at (310)458-2249 (24 hours) or Detective Jauregui at (310)458-8451 / Martin.Jauregui@santamonica.gov.

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