San Mateo Sheriff’s Dept. arrests eight in black market sales of stolen goods
PHOTOS: San Mateo County Sheriff
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office has arrested eight individuals in connection to an investigation into black market sales of numerous allegedly stolen items.
Deputies executed search warrants at five residences throughout the county, as well as two others and a storage unit in San Francisco, recovering over $2,000,000 in stolen property including laptops, camera equipment, retail merchandise, and other electronics, as well as over $150,000 in cash and three vehicles.
The individuals arrested were Juarez Nino Vicente-Silvestre (30) of Daly City, Rudy Alexander Riverafolgar (18) of Pacifica, Yamel Cristina Vallejo Lopez (28) of Daly City, Armando Ortez (40), Kevin Orlando Hernandez Sanchez (26) of Daly City, Jose Maldonado Soto (30) of Daly City, Zhipeng Chen (36) of San Francisco, and Alex RiveraPeraza (42) of Daly City.
All eight face felony charges of criminal profiteering, money laundering, conspiracy to commit, possession of stolen property, attempted possession of stolen property, and tax fraud/evasion.