LOMA LINDA – A 36-year-old man was arrested after San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies caught him stealing metal pieces from a commercial plaza.
Aaron Michael Jordan, a Loma Linda resident, was arrested early Sunday morning when deputies from the Central Station responded to a silent alarm coming from the Loma Linda Plaza, located on the 25500 block of Barton Road just after 5 a.m.
Deputies got access to the roof area, locating Jordan, who was reported to be dismantling precious metals from an air conditioning unit in the process of stealing the pieces. Authorities did not disclose the name of the business.
Jordan, who was immediately arrested by Deputy Pete Ortiz and later booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, does not have a previous arrest history, according to county records.
Detectives continued their investigation at Jordan’s previous place of residence in Loma Linda, locating additional evidence that may link him to multiple other thefts, according to reports.
According to Detective Kenneth Marshall, Jordan may have sold the metals at numerous recycling centers throughout the area. Loma Linda is a neighboring city to San Bernardino and Colton. He said the investigation is continuing and previous precious metal reports are being reviewed for possible connections to Jordan.
Authorities are seeking assistance from anyone with additional information. Jordan, who is facing one count of theft, was due in San Bernardino County Superior Court on Tuesday, May 12. Bail has been set at $25,000.