Oakland police make arrest in home burglary investigation
The Oakland Police Department arrested a resident who was pawning off items reported stolen in numerous home burglaries.
| 3:00 p.m. August 28, 2017
West Orange Times & Observer
OAKLAND – Oakland Police Department detectives have arrested a suspect they believe is responsible for numerous home burglaries.
With the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, Oakland police served a search warrant to Oakland resident Daniel Rashad Monroe Tuesday, Aug. 15.
While searching Monroe’s residence, OCSO’s SWAT team discovered a green backpack containing 175 pieces of jewelry, three cellphone cases and six electronic cords.
Monroe, 33, also was arrested during the search and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, dealing in stolen property and false verification/ownership, second-hand dealing, armed burglary of a dwelling with a firearm, grand theft in the third degree and criminal mischief.
According to the police report, Monroe sold items he’d stolen from various homes at a variety of pawn shops. A search conducted on restricted-access websites available to law-enforcement personnel showed Monroe had pawned 12 items at different pawn shops since June, according to the report.
Included among the items Monroe had recently pawned were an Xbox controller, Xbox game and a shotgun that had a matching serial number to a gun stolen from an Oakland residence on Tuesday, July 17.
According to the report, the homeowner had firearms stolen from his home previously, and, when asked to provide a sworn written statement, stated: “This is not the first time my house has been burglarized, and I am sick and tired of filling out paperwork without any results.”
Oakland police said detectives are still working on other burglary investigations reported within the town recently.
“The firearm that was pawned had been stolen during a burglary to a home on Briley Avenue in Oakland in July of this year,” Oakland Police Support Services Manager Stacie Quinn said. “(A detective) is continuing to follow up on other burglaries which have occurred in this area of Oakland over the past several months.”