Search Sheriff's Website
Information Detail

Narcotics Suspect Arrested in South LA tied to Calabasas Vehicle Burglary

10/14/2013

South Los Angeles Sheriff's Station Detective, A. Cuevas was driving through the Motel 6 parking lot in the 5100 block of Century Boulevard, Lennox when he saw a suspicious black 2008 Chrysler vehicle parked in the parking lot. The vehicle was illegally parked in the back of the lot with two people sitting in it.

Detective Cuevas contacted the driver, Jorge Milgarejo, 38 year old from the city of Van Nuys. Milgarejo had an outstanding parole violation warrant and was taken into custody. Further investigation revealed that Milgarejo possessed a substance resembling methamphetamine in his wallet. He was additionally charged with possession of narcotics. The passenger was not in violation of any laws and allowed to leave.

Unbeknownst to Detective Cuevas, Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station Detective J. Greenwood was conducting a vehicle burglary investigation. A suspect was captured on video leaving the 23400 block of Park Sorrento in Calabasas after a vehicle's window had been smashed and a purse/credit card was stolen from the vehicle. A witnesses obtained a description of the suspect. The suspect fled the scene in a black 2008 Chrysler and the license plate number was captured on the video. The suspect was also captured on video using the victim's stolen credit card at a CVS market on Van Nuys Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. The credit card was also used at several other locations.

Detective J. Greenwood checked a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department data base and learned that Detective A. Cuevas had arrested Milgarejo in the same vehicle. With both detectives working together, Milgarejo was positively identified as the person that committed the Calabasas vehicle burglary and used the stolen credit card.

Milgarejo has a court date of October 15, 2013, at Los Angeles Court, Division 83. He is being held without bail.

Lieutenant John Hocking stated, "This is a perfect example of two detectives that did not even know about the other, putting the pieces of a crime puzzle together to apprehend a criminal. Both detectives did an outstanding job."





Lieutenant John Hocking

South Los Angeles Sheriff's Station

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

(323) 820-6700

http://www.southla.lasd.org

SHBNewsroom@lasd.org

www.Nixle.com

http://nixle.com/lasd----hq-newsroom-shb-los-angeles-county-sheriff/

Twitter @LASD_News http://twitter.com/#!/LASD_News

http://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesCountySheriffsDepartment

Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff's station. If you wish to remain Anonymous, call "LA Crime Stoppers" by dialing 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

To receive more detailed, up-to-date information directly from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) via e-mail, go to www.Nixle.com and register for "Nixle" alerts from "LASD Headquarters Newsroom (SHB), Los Angeles County Sheriff" and your local LASD station area. Or, text your zip code to 888777 to receive text alerts only. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan.

Emergency: 9-1-1







Contact Information: Lieutenant John Hocking - (310) 219-2753,

Suspect Arrested










The LASD.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of LASD.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
Los Angeles County Seal

© Copyright 2014 .  LASD. All Rights Reserved             LASD Badge and Patch are Registered Trademarks.