Four suspects were arrested after they broke into the “Private Sneakers” store and stole merchandise. The suspects smashed the glass front door and entered the closed business located at 12410 Seal Beach Bl. Once inside, the suspects stole merchandise and the cash register. Approximately one minute later, the suspects exited the store carrying the stolen property and fled the scene in a vehicle.
Seal Beach Police Officers stopped the car a short distance from the location. The suspects’ vehicle was discovered to be a stolen car. The stolen property consisted of sports attire and athletic clothing and was recovered from inside the vehicle. “Private Sneakers” employees later estimated the total value of the stolen property was about $3,000.
The suspects were identified as:
- Dartagnon Darnell Jones, age 19 of Los Angeles
- Leland Lamoine Watson, age 18 of Los Angeles
- Michael Kornell Brown, age 18 of Lancaster
- A 17 year old juvenile
This arrest was the result of an investigation by Seal Beach Police Detectives, the Community Oriented Policing team and allied agencies in Los Angeles and Orange County. The suspects were arrested for commercial burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, and conspiracy. The adult suspects were later booked at the Orange County Jail. The juvenile was transported to a local juvenile care facility.
This investigation is currently ongoing. If you have any information related to this crime please contact Detective Jorge Muñiz at (562) 799-4100 ext. 1108.
This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.