Reinaldo De Jesus Henao, 36, was arrested at 5:50 p.m. Friday at the festival grounds, located at 81500 Avenue 51.
Several festival-goers noticed their cell phones missing and activated the “Find My Phone” feature, which provides users with the GPS location of their device, Indio police Sgt. Dan Marshall said.
They then followed Henao through the venue and he was “quickly detained by security until law enforcement officers could arrive,” said Marshall.
Officers allegedly found a backpack with over 100 cell phones in Henao’s possession, according to Marshall.
Several of the cell phones were returned to the victims. The remaining devices were turned into the festival’s lost and found where they can be reclaimed.
Henao was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional Center on suspicion of grand theft and receiving stolen property. He was released after posting $10,000 bail, according to inmate records.
–City News Service
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