Suspect tied to four vehicle burglaries

On Wednesday June 22nd at around 5:00 p.m. Folsom Police Department officers responded to the second of two separate vehicle burglaries in the parking lot of California Family Fitness (700 Oak Avenue Parkway Folsom). In both instances, the suspect ‘window smashed’ the victims vehicles stealing valuables, purses, and wallets.

One of the victim’s credit cards was subsequently used at a Target store in Folsom for several large purchases, including Target gift cards. Patrol officers were able to get the suspect vehicle plate from video and able to identify the suspect from the video.

california fitness burglarThe following afternoon Folsom detectives contacted the suspect, Angelina Hatch, 26 at her home in the 5900 block of 15th Ave in Sacramento. During a probation search, detectives found evidence of Hatch’s involvement in the Folsom burglaries as well as two additional burglaries that occurred in Sacramento County.

Hatch was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail for burglary, identity theft, fraudulent use of access cards, and possession of burglary tools. She is being held in lieu of $85,000 bail and her next court appearance in June 27th at 1:30 p.m.

The Folsom Police Department would like to remind residents to secure your valuables out of sight when leaving your car unattended and preferably doing this before entering the parking lot. It is common for suspects in these crimes to watch cars as they enter the parking lot and monitor your activities. If you get out of your car with your purse in your hand and then lock it in the trunk, they see that and use the window of opportunity to smash your window, open the trunk, and take your purse. An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure.