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Press Release: Arrest & Stolen Vehicle Recovery   
Agency: Lake Elsinore Police
Station Area: Lake Elsinore
Written Date: March 26, 2019 Time: 12:00 P.M.
Incident Date: March 26, 2019 Time: 10:50 A.M.
Incident Location: Main Street X Limited Street, Lake Elsinore 
Reporting Officer: Sergeant James Woodland
File Number(s): L190850040


Carlos Acosta

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, officers assigned to Lake Elsinore Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Team conducted an enforcement stop on a white Ford Transit U-Haul van near the intersection of Main Street and Limited Street, city of Lake Elsinore. During their investigation, they discovered the Ford was reported stolen out of city of the Riverside on March 20, 2019. The driver, Carlos Acosta, a resident of Lake Elsinore, was arrested for vehicle theft and possessing a stolen vehicle. Additionally, Acosta had a felony arrest warrant for identity theft. Acosta was booked into the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta. 

This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with further information is asked to contact Officer Beaudet or Officer Kramer at (951) 245-3300. As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.



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