Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: 2/22/2015
Contact : Julia Engen, Commander, 949-724-7025, firstname.lastname@example.org
IRVINE, CA – Just before 3:00 a.m. Irvine police officers responded to the report of a burglary in progress on Winterfield. Arriving officers spotted the suspect, 19-year-old, Matthew Kozlov of Anaheim Hills, leaving the area. Kozlov fled, running through several neighboring properties and was ultimately found hiding in a nearby backyard and was arrested without incident.
Officers believe Kozlov ransacked and stole items from a vehicle parked inside the victim’s garage. They also believe he gained entry to the garage by using a garage door opener stolen from the victim’s second car parked in the driveway of the location. At the time of his arrest, stolen property was recovered from at least three additional thefts from vehicles on Winterfield, Copperleaf and Windarbor. In each case, the stolen property was removed from unlocked vehicles. Continue reading