|SLPD Report 10-18-12||| Print ||
|Thursday, 18 October 2012 16:59|
Pounds and Pounds of Pot
Three suspects have been arrested for suspicion of marijuana cultivation, following a multi-city sweep on Oct. 10.
Police served warrants in Oakland, Hayward, and two warehouses in San Leandro, according to Lt. Jeff Tudor of the San Leandro police.
Most of the product was found at the San Leandro warehouses on the 600 block of Montague Avenue and the 11600 block of Factor Avenue.
Cops found 5,414 individual pot plants, 68 pounds of dried and processed marijuana, and over $77,000 in cash, according to Tudor.
Tudor said that the seized plants had the capability to produce over $2 million worth of marijuana, plus the processed pot they found had a street value of around $150,000.
Caught with Stolen Checks
A man and a woman were arrested for possession of stolen property after a patrolling officer pulled over a car for a violation last week.
Around 1 a.m. on Oct. 9, the officer was driving in the area of MacArthur Boulevard and Victoria Court when he spotted a maroon Chrysler with a vehicle violation and pulled the car over, according to Sgt. Doug Calcagno of the San Leandro police.
The officer had probably cause to search the vehicle, Calcagno said. He located two checkbooks that had names on them that did not match with the identify of the driver or the passenger.
The officer discovered that the checkbooks had been reported stolen after two separate residential burglaries in June and July.
The driver and passenger were arrested and the Alameda County District Attorney’s office has charged them each with two counts of possession of stolen property, Calcagno said.
The San Leandro police are investigating if they committed the burglaries themselves or got the checkbooks from the someone else.