Parks Bureau Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Arrest Two for Possession of Stolen Property and Methamphetamine

Parks Bureau Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arrested Julio Acosta a male 46 years old and Tara Pritt a female 38 years old both residence of Maywood on, March 13, 2013 for Possession of Stolen Property and Methamphetamine.

Between the dates of October 15, 2012, and February 24, 2013, a total of eleven auto burglaries occurred in the parking lot of Legg Lake located within the Whittier Narrows County Park.

Parks Bureau detectives received a photograph of the possible suspect's vehicle. A bulletin of the suspects and their vehicle was created and distributed to local law enforcement personnel. On February 26, 2013, a Parks Bureau Security Officer spotted the suspects' vehicle in the parking lot of Legg Lake and was able to document the license plate number of the vehicle.

After further investigation the Detectives identified both Acosta and Pritt as suspects in the Burglaries and served a search warrant on the suspects' residence. Acosta and his girlfriend, Pritt, were located at the residence and arrested without occurrence. Stolen property was lawfully seized from the residence linking them to the auto burglaries. Methamphetamine was also located and seized. Both suspects were booked at East Los Angeles Sheriff's Station.

Offenses such as burglaries are rare in the Los Angeles County Parks. But when they do arise, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Parks Bureau has a dedicated team of seasoned Detectives that investigate all criminal activity in the parks.

For additional information, contact Parks Bureau Detective Art Flores at (562) 254-8488.

The Parks Bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department polices 177 county parks, golf courses and special event venues throughout Los Angeles County.

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