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Tustin Police Make Arrest In Auto Burglary Case

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Mar 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Tustin Police Department announced the arrest of three individuals suspected of committing 13 car burglaries in their city. The three men were found in a white sedan with stolen items, including electronics.

Officers made a vehicle stop after locating the vehicle that matched the description by witnesses of individuals who were seen breaking into cars. Police pulled over the car in the 16000 block of Main Street near the zoo.

Arrested were Marquise Cortes Benjamin,19, Christopher Leyva, 18, and one juvenile. The adults were booked on charges of PC 459-Burglary and PC 496- Possession of stolen property.

Officers say they suspect the trio of committing at least 13 auto burgs but could be responsible for more. They say these crimes often go unreported or unnoticed and could expect more victims to come forward.

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Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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