LAPD Officer Arrested On Suspicion Of Car Theft in Orange County

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A Los Angeles police officer has been arrested on suspicion of car theft. Los Angeles CBS reports Matthew Calleros was arrested earlier this week in connection with a vehicle reported stolen from a car dealership in October of last year.

“Detectives from the Orange Police Department developed an investigative lead in the case, identifying the suspect as 45-year-old Matthew Calleros, a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department,” a statement from Orange police officials said.

The LAPD says they were aware of the criminal investigation involving Calleros, who works for the Hollenbeck Division department.

“Our investigation led us to believe it was a current LAPD officer,” said Sargent. Phil McMullin. “We worked and had cooperation with LAPD who helped us out. We went there last night and arrested him and recovered the stolen truck as well.”

According to Orange County sheriff’s jail records, Calleros was released from jail today, Tuesday, November 10.

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