The Brentwood Police Department announced the arrest of three individuals last week in two separate retail theft incidents.
According to police, officers were called to Marshalls for a report of three suspects who had just stolen a cart full of merchandise and left the store, and two of those suspects had left on foot with the merchandise. A Loss Prevention employee provided Dispatch with a good description of the suspects and the direction of travel.
Officers arrived and located the suspects with a shopping cart full of merchandise. One of the suspects, identified as 34 year-old Hugo Mataromero of Brentwood, fled from officers as they were trying to detain him. Mataromero was taken into custody, along with 31 year-old Rocio GonzalezSalinas of Antioch.
Both suspects were placed under arrest for organized retail theft and other related charges. Approximately $1500 in stolen merchandise was recovered and returned to Marshalls.
Both Mataromero and GonzalezSalinas were taken to the county jail for booking. Mataromero received an additional charge for attempting to bring drugs into the county jail.
Petco Theft Arrest
Last week, Brentwood officers responded to Petco for a suspect that was attempting to steal from the business. When the officers arrived they recognized the suspect, identified as 40 year-old Leah Pollack from Antioch, from previous theft reports.
When the officers contacted Pollack and attempted to detain her, she fled on foot until officers were able to take her into custody. The officers located several stolen items on Pollack from Petco, which were recovered and returned to the store.
While on scene, one of the officers noticed a truck parked in front of Petco and she recognized Pollack’s dog inside the truck form a previous incident.
The officer determined the truck was stolen and the license plate affixed to the truck belonged to a different vehicle.
Pollack, who had an outstanding warrant for identity theft, was placed under arrest for shoplifting, possession of a stolen vehicle, obstructing and resisting a Peace Officer, and other related charges. She was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility for booking. The dog was picked up by a friend.
Dates and times in both incidents were not provided.
Brentwood Police remind the community that with the holidays approaching, we strongly encourage members of our community to be aware of your surroundings when out doing your holiday shopping. If you see something, give us a call at 925-809-7911 for non-emergencies and 9-1-1 for emergencies.
All information provided by Brentwood Police