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Press Release: Burglary, Grand Theft - Arrest
Agency: Lake Elsinore Police
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: February 5, 2018 Time: 10:15 AM
Incident Date: January 27, 2018 Time: 1:00 AM
Incident Location: 15000 block of Orion Street, Lake Elsinore
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Brett Seckinger
File Number(s): L180270075


Yelena Kellum

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, approximately 1 AM, officers assigned to the city of Lake Elsinore responded to an address on Orion Street reference an attempted suicide investigation. During this investigation, it was determined the subject involved in the suicide attempt would recover from their injuries. Later that day, officers learned from family members a large amount of money, precious metals, and property had been stolen from the residence, and provided leads to the person the family suspected of stealing the property. Lake Elsinore Station detectives assumed the investigation and located the suspect in the city of Santa Clarita in Los Angeles County.

On February 2, 2018 multiple search warrants were served at a residence and storage unit in the city of Santa Clarita, and other investigation techniques were utilized to recover $347,611 in cash, $151,000 in precious metals, and Sig Sauer Model 1911 pistol. Approximately $40,000 in cash was not recovered at the time of this release.

The suspect, Yelena Alexandrovna Kellum, 42 years old, and a resident of the city Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County was arrested and booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, California. Evidence was found showing suspect Yelena Kellum was preparing to leave the country. Other persons in possession of stolen property were identified and additional investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lead Investigator Carranza of the Lake Elsinore Station at 951-245-3300.



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