Photo: Appleberry Drive house where stolen property was discovered
LUCAS VALLEY — Marin County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a lodger suspected of preying on numerous persons. The suspect remains in custody for narcotics and receiving stolen property, and he faces additional charges.
The suspect was arrested after authorities received a tip from a social services agency. Earlier this month, deputies making a welfare check noticed many suspicious packages both inside and outside of a home.
These packages were at the home of an elderly resident who rents rooms to lodgers. Many of the packages were missing shipping labels and contained suspected stolen property.
This elderly landlord happens to be a client of West Marin Senior Services, which alerted authorities about suspicions of elder abuse. The resulting welfare check only made deputies more suspicious.
Deputies returned to the Appleberry Drive residence—with a search warrant. This time authorities recovered illicit drugs in addition to suspected stolen packages.
Inside one of the lodger’s bedrooms, deputies recovered suspected cocaine and heroin.
Upon further investigation, authorities determined that one of the lodgers was traveling to San Francisco regularly to steal packages. Deputies subsequently arrested one of the lodgers, 40-year-old Alexander Reza-Hassan Sada.
Sada was booked into Marin County Jail on May 9. His charges include possession of control substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Sada is charged with receiving stolen property.
County authorities are working with the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office to identify victims of porch piracy. Depending upon the outcome of this ongoing investigation, Sada may face additional charges.