PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
Raul Quezada, Chief of Police
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2016
Released by: Sgt. Daron Wyatt, Contact: (714) 497-5633
Subject: Suspect Arrested in Whittier with Tens of Thousands of Dollars of Property Stolen in Anaheim Hills Residential Burglary
ANAHEIM, CA – A 12 week investigation into an Anaheim Hills residential burglary has resulted in an arrest and the recovery of tens of thousands of dollars of stolen property. On January 14, 2016, a residence in the area of Santa Ana Canyon Road and Imperial Highway was burglarized with a loss estimated to be near $150,000. Among the items stolen was a great deal of sports memorabilia, including baseball cards, autographed baseballs, and autographed pictures, as well as jewelry, coins, and paintings. The investigation led Anaheim PD Burglary/Auto Theft detectives to
Roseville, CA outside of Sacramento, where a search warrant was served on March 15, 2016. The subsequent search led to the recovery of a number of items stolen from the Anaheim Hills burglary.
The investigation progressed and earlier this morning detectives from the Burglary/Auto Theft Detail along with investigators from the APD Crime Task Force served another search warrant at a residence located at 12938 Helmer Drive in Whittier, CA. A significant amount of suspected stolen property was recovered during a search of the residence, including tens of thousands of dollars of property which has already been identified as having been stolen during the Anaheim Hills burglary.
Jonas McClanahan, 33, a resident of Whittier has been arrested and booked for possession of stolen property. He is being held at the Anaheim Detection Facility. Bail has not been set at this time.
In addition to the Anaheim Hills burglary, detectives believe stolen property has been recovered from a number of other burglaries, which includes jewelry, coins, cameras, and artwork. The stolen property will be on display in the Anaheim Police Department auditorium and will be available to be photographed by the media until 9:00 pm tonight.
Anyone who believes they recognize any of the recovered property as stolen, or believes their property is among the items recovered, is encouraged to contact the law enforcement agency who took the original report and ask the handling detective(s) to contact the Anaheim Police Department.