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Murrieta woman tracks down her stolen property, helps police nab suspects

MURRIETA >> A Murrieta woman helped police track down her stolen property after she found it advertised for sale on a popular app, police officials said Monday.
The woman’s tenacity led to the arrests of Cade Deardorff, 19, of Murrieta, Tiffany Roldan, 21, of Menifee and a 17-year-old boy early Wednesday near Los Alamos Road and Monroe Avenue, according to officials.
A woman called police June 13 to report someone had stolen her purse out of her unlocked vehicle sometime the night before, according to a Murrieta police press release.
“The victim had been in contact with her bank and discovered that several of her credit cards had been used at multiple locations in Menifee,” the statement said.
The following day, the woman was looking at a selling app when she recognized some of her property advertised for sale, officials said. She immediately called police.
Officers contacted the seller and made arrangements to purchase the items, the statement said.
Around 4 a.m. officers pulled over a vehicle they believed was related to the theft and found three people inside, later identified as Deardorff, Roldan and the teen, officials said.
Following a records check, officials learned Deardorff had an outstanding felony warrant for fraud and was on four separate felony probations for fraud, police authorities said.  Deardorff was arrested for his outstanding felony warrant, suspicion of possession of methamphetamine,  possession of stolen property and violation of his four probations.
“Roldan was found to have previous contacts with law enforcement for theft type incidents,” the statement said. Roland, who was driving the vehicle, was also intoxicated, police said. She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of stolen property.
A credit card belonging to the victim was found in the pocket of the teen, according to authorities. Officers also found heroin in the teen’s possession, officials said. He was cited for suspicion of possession of heroin and possession of stolen property and later released to his father.
Officers recovered the woman’s items, according to police.

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