Lake Elsinore Police Thwart Two Would-Be Thieves

Lake Elsinore Police Thwart Two Would-Be Thieves

Daniel Robert Turkmany and Nicholas Wilhelm

LAKE ELSINORE – Over the weekend, two suspects were arrested in two separate failed thefts.

Lake Elsinore police officers responded to the report of a theft on February 5, 2016, at approximately 4:25 PM 18000 block of Collier Avenue. The caller reported a subject stealing items from Home Depot.

Officers arrived and detained the subject at the scene. According to a press release from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, employees at Home Depot employees witnessed the subject enter the store and select several items. The man then exited the store without paying for the merchandise at which point the employees confronted him and detained him until the authorities arrived.

Daniel Robert Turkmany, 30-years old, a resident of Lake Elsinore was arrested for shoplifting and unauthorized possession of a controlled substance.

A second incident occurred on 02/06/16 at approximately 4:55 am. Officers responded to an alarm call at a business located in the 16000 block of W. Lakeshore Dr. At the scene, the officers observed a male suspect, later identified as Nicholas Wilhelm, 38, a resident of Lake Elsinore, running from the business’ smashed glass front door.

Officers pursued the suspect on foot and then apprehended without further incident. Officers located a bicycle and several additional items stolen from the business outside in the bushes. Wilhelm was placed under arrest and later booked for commercial burglary, as well as a warrant for illegal narcotics possession.

Authorities reported that Wilhelm was on active Riverside County probation for prior illegal narcotics offenses. Investigators conducted a follow-up investigation stemming from this commercial burglary at Wilhem’s residence by means of a probation search, but o additional evidence or stolen property was located.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or the Lake Elsinore Police Department at (951) 245-3300.

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