Organized Retail Theft Suspects Arrested


Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Leeondre Radford

File # MV232110153


On July 30, 2023, at 2:33 p.m., deputies assigned to the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station responded to a business in the 12600 block of Frederick Street, in the City of Moreno Valley, reference a theft from a beauty supply retailer. The suspects walked into the store, filled three shopping baskets with beauty supply items and left the store with approximately $2,000 worth of product without paying. The reporting party provided a description of the three female adults, in addition to their vehicle, a silver Kia Optima. Working jointly with local agencies, deputies located the suspect vehicle traveling on the 215 freeway towards the City of San Bernardino. An enforcement stop was conducted, leading to the identification and arrest of 20-year-old Ja’Nique Thomas, 27-year-old Juanesha Ables, and 21-year-old MyLonnie Harris. All three suspects are residents of San Bernardino and were in possession of the stolen merchandise. Thomas, Ables, and Harris were subsequently booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for felony charges related to grand theft and conspiracy.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Deputy Muro at the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 486-6700.

Organized retail crime refers to large-scale theft and fraud by individuals or groups who steal retail goods from a retail supply chain with the intent to resell, distribute, or return stolen merchandise for financial gain.

As a reminder, “Community Policing” involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owner and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency. Criminal activity can also be reported through the We-Tip Crime Reporting Hotline, (909) 987-5005.

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