A suspected shoplifter in Roseville was ultimately arrested for not just that, but drug sales as well, according to a weekly crime report issued by the Roseville Police Department.
Gabriel Carlos Lopez, 37, of Sacramento was reportedly arrested on suspicion of burglary (entering the store with the intention of stealing), transportation of drugs for sale, and other related charges.
According to Roseville PD, on Friday, October 24, at about 8:40 pm, a suspected shoplifter — later identified as Lopez — ran out of a store at the Westfield Galleria at Roseville with stolen merchandise, and then drove away. A Roseville PD officer reportedly saw the suspect’s vehicle getting on to the freeway and eventually stopped the driver after he exited the freeway at Antelope Road.
The driver was reportedly on probation and a search of his vehicle uncovered stolen clothing from the mall store and from other yet to be identified stores. Additionally, officers reportedly found heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, and evidence of drug sales.
Lopez has had a busy year. He was arrested in January 7 for burglary, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy, and possession of a narcotic controlled substance and paraphernalia. That was followed by a petty theft charge in June, and another drug offense in September.