None-too-bright Pacific Grove criminals.
A suspected car burglar was arrested in Pebble Beach last week after he left his cell phone behind and then arranged a meeting with the victim to get it back.
Pacific Grove resident Sean Connors, 18, pleaded not guilty in Monterey County Superior Court Thursday to felony charges of vehicle burglary, grand theft and possession of stolen property – though he apparently didn’t possess it for long.
A caddie at Cypress Point Club, called the sheriff’s office just before 11 a.m. May 19 after discovering his Toyota Tundra had been burglarized.
He found a cell phone inside that did not belong to him, said Sgt. John DiCarlo. The phone rang, so the victim answered it, and the suspect said, “I left my cell phone in the car, and I’ll give you your property back if you give me my cell phone back.”
Nottenkamper agreed, hung up, and then promptly called the sheriff to report his truck had been broken into, his wallet, including $185 cash and day planner stolen, and the suspect was on his way back to the scene of the crime.
Deputy John Pellerin arrived at the caddie parking lot off 17 Mile Drive 10 minutes later.<
When the deputy arrived, the suspect was there with the victim and he was arrested, DiCarlo said. Nottenkamper recovered his planner and wallet, complete with cash and credit cards.
Thief Leaves Cell Phone At Crime Scene, Comes Back To Get Arrested
..the testimony established that the driver was on probation following a previous drunken driving conviction, that she had bragged about her partying habits and that her father, Dennis McCormick, had bought the alcohol that the girl drank that day, before and while driving.
The 17-year-old driver is charged with second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence, causing bodily injury while driving under the influence, vehicle theft, and driving with a suspended license.
The accused teen sat next to her lawyer, Larry Biegel, as Hardee testified about the girl’s history and the day of the accident.
Dana McCormick was later convicted of second-degree murder for drunken driving and sentenced to the California Youth Authority until she turns 25 years old.
Her father, Dennis Dewayne McCormick, 52, was sentenced in November to two consecutive one-year terms in Monterey County jail after he pleaded guilty to buying his daughter alcohol.
Dennis McCormick Supplied Teen Daughter With Alcohol
Pacific Grove Police Detectives have arrested and charged Legrante Ellis, 43, of Marina, with attempted robbery, armed robbery, burglary and fraudulent use of credit cards.
An investigation revealed that Ellis was responsible for the attempted armed robbery of a family on the recreational trail in Pacific Grove on April 16, 2004. It is believed that Ellis also committed a completed armed robbery of another group of individuals in the same area the following evening wherein he stole their wallets and credit cards at gunpoint.
Recreation Trail Robber Arrested