A 27-year-old man suspected of stealing snowboards, clothing and other items from his Jurupa Valley employer, then storing the goods in his home and other locations, was free on his own recognizance Monday.
Oscar Sandoval of Fontana was arrested Friday and booked into the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on suspicion of conspiracy and embezzlement. He was issued a criminal citation ordering him to appear before a judge at the Riverside Hall of Justice on or after May 17.
According to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, detectives became aware of thefts from a business in the 3300 block of Dulles Drive at the end of January, and the ensuing investigation pointed to Sandoval and possibly other, unnamed parties allegedly taking goods out of the store and shipping them to different addresses in Fontana and Pomona.
Sufficient evidence was gathered to obtain search warrants, which were served at the locations Friday, including Sandoval’s residence in the 9600 block of Alder Avenue, investigators said.
“Numerous stolen snowboards, skateboards, snow boots, tennis shoes and over 200 T-shirts and miscellaneous skate and snow boarding attire were recovered,” according to a sheriff’s statement.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The length of time that the alleged embezzlement occurred and the exact number of people involved were not disclosed. Investigators also did not estimate the dollar value loss stemming from the alleged thefts.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Jurupa Valley station at 951-955-2600.