A 49-year-old man was arrested last week after police found him with speakers valued at more than $1,000 that were reported stolen.
Officers found the man, a transient, on the 1000 block of San Rafael Avenue in the Terra Bella area around 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25. The man was reportedly sitting on the ground with his belongings and garbage strewn about, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
Among the things on the ground were several speakers still boxed up, which the man told police he found in a dumpster. Officers examined the boxes and determined they had been stolen, Nelson said.
The man was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property, misappropriation of lost property and resisting arrest. The man allegedly tried to walk away when officers told him the speakers were stolen.