A Colton man with a felony warrant out for his arrest was in custody Thursday after he was arrested in connection to the attempted reselling of stolen power tools online to undercover deputies.
Deputies on Tuesday responded to the 1900 block of Driftwood Court where a work truck was reported to have been broken into and an estimated $1,500 worth of tools stolen, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Later in the day, authorities learned the tools were posted for sale on a popular social networking site. Deputies operating undercover arranged to buy the tools for $800, then arranged to meet the seller.
Two men, later identified as Isaac Campos, 25, of Colton, and Charles Tesconi, 31, of Perris, arrived to meet the undercover deputies and were arrested for being in possession of stolen property.
Deputies later learned both men had active felony warrants out for their arrest.
The tools were returned to the rightful owner.
Campos remains in custody at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta without bail on an out-of-county warrant, jail records show.
Tesconi was released on Wednesday on $70,000 bail.
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