Police: Man Seen Trying to Break into Own Car had Stolen Mail, Debit Cards
An American Canyon man was recently arrested after an officer reportedly witnessed him trying to break into his own car, in which he was allegedly keeping stolen credit cards and narcotics.
According to an American Canyon PD Facebook post, around noon on November 28, an officer reportedly witnessed a man trying to jimmy open a car door with a coat hanger and approached him.
The man — identified as 40-year-old Leroy Maestas — had a glass pipe sticking out of his pocket and appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.
Officers discovered that the vehicle belonged to Maestas and was registered to him, but ultimately discovered suspicious items inside, including illicit paraphernalia, brass knuckles, and a device used to remove security sensors at retail stores, police said.
Officers also reportedly found stolen mail, driver’s licenses, debit cards, and other bank info from over ten people throughout the Bay Area.
Maestas was arrested and booked on multiple charges including identity theft, being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of brass knuckles, and possession of burglary tools.
He was booked at the Napa County jail on $25,000 bond, but ultimately cited and released that same evening.