CORONADO – The Coronado Police Department’s remotely-monitored bicycle program successfully continues. Three scofflaws were caught in the act of theft over the course of 72 hours.
On the night of July 15th, officers arrested Richard Baxter (61) and Luis Alvarez (23) after they’d used bolt cutters to cut a bike lock and were about to load the bicycle into a car. They were promptly transported to San Diego Central Jail.
Alvarez was arrested for grand theft, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, and conspiracy.
Baxter — who was charged with grand theft, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and conspiracy — also possessed stolen credit cards taken during a vehicle burglary in San Diego.
On the morning of July 18th, Coronado Police Department patrol officers arrested Gerardo Prado Jr. (40) for stealing its remotely-monitored bicycle. Prado was stopped with the bike in his possession about a block from where it was originally locked, arrested for grand theft and possession of stolen property, then sent to jail.
Prado became the 90th person arrested since the remotely-monitored bicycle program began a few years ago.