A representative from the Santa Ana Police Department have confirmed they’ve arrested a man who they believe is a serial shoplifter.
Authorities say the man, who has been identified as 29-year-old Hector Ibarra, is believed to have stolen items from a number of stores since spring of last year. The now-defendant was arrested in Santa Ana and he was taken to the Santa Ana Jail for booking.
Police say they believe Ibarra traded the stolen goods for drugs. They say Ibarra is believed to have stolen from more than a half dozen stores throughout Orange County. The suspect was taken into custody in mid-January, when police executed a search warrant at his home.
Police said they also found stolen goods, methamphetamine and heroin at the time the warrant was executed.
Anyone who believes they have information that could help aid in the prosecution of this case is asked to contact the Santa Ana Police.
Original article: Alleged serial shoplifter arrested in Santa Ana: Police