With local businesses continuing to get hit with retail theft, the Pleasant Hill Police Department held a theft suppression operation resulting in 11 people being arrested.
According to police, the Theft Suppression Operation occurred at the Pleasant Hill Shopping Center Tuesday afternoon, which resulted in the recovery of over $2,500 of stolen merchandise. This shopping center houses stores like Target, Ross, and Homegoods, as well as Burlington.
The following 11 people were arrested for grand theft, petty theft:
- Jordan Pitts 22, Opelika AL
- Abel Garcia 23, Novato
- Davonte Michel 25, Windsor
- Derald Morris 65, Pittsburg
- Andrew Lopez 36, Martinez
- George Davis 47, Pittsburg
- Cayla Coleman 22, Richmond
- Lavaughna Manuel 30, Antioch
- Ahjanae Woods 23, Concord
- Valerie Sage 65, Concord
- Dennis Scarcella 33, San Francisco
During a Sept. 28 operation, Pleasant Hill Police say they made 13 arrests for shoplifting and organized retail theft in the Crossroads Shopping Center. Charges included petty theft, narcotics, and active warrants.
According to recent Pleasant Hill Police Call Logs, since September 1, there have been a confirmed 66 reported shoplifting and retail theft calls in the City of Pleasant Hill.
Police said they will continue to work on reducing theft during the upcoming Holiday Season to combat organized crime and retail theft.