CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The Clearlake Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle thefts over the last two days, and is asking for the community’s help in locating the suspect.
Lt. Tim Celli reported that three vehicles have been stolen within the last 24 hours, all with similar circumstances – the keys have been left in the vehicle and the owners have been nearby.
The vehicles have been recovered by police a short distance from where they have been stolen and personal items have been taken from the vehicles, Celli said.
The suspect is described as a white or possibly light-skinned Hispanic male with brown hair, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall to 6 feet tall, and approximately 140 to 150 pounds, last seen wearing denim knee length shorts, a black T-Shirt, and a dark blue or black hat that is similar to a Los Angeles Dodgers “LA” hat.
He was last seen in the area of Laddel Avenue near West 40th Avenue, Celli said.
Celli reminded citizens to not leave their vehicles idling unattended, leave keys or other valuables inside unlocked vehicles, and to secure their vehicles.
Anyone with information regarding these stolen vehicles or the suspect is asked to contact the Clearlake Police Department at 707-994-8251.