A 43-year-old Van Nuys man was arrested around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the Van Nuys Airport area bus terminal on suspicion of having burglarized a vehicle in one of the surrounding FlyAway parking lots. Los Angeles World Airport Police report that the incident occurred in the lot located at 7600 Woodley Avenue in Van Nuys.
Police were directed to the scene of the alleged crime after receiving a call from a witness at the scene. That witness reported having seen the man in question attempting to open a number of different car's doors within the parking lot.
When police arrived on the scene, they found the man inside a late-model Hyundai in the front seat. When officers approached the vehicle, the suspect got out of the car. He was carrying a number of belongings at the time.
Officers, in their incident report, noted that they then made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle. It's alleged that they reported having no knowledge of who the suspect was. He was arrested as a result.
The defendant in this case, a convicted felon, also had a warrant out for his arrest at the time he was picked up by police on these charges.
The fact that he is believed to have been committing a new crime with an outstanding warrant for his arrest lingering out there has the potential to result in a lengthy sentence if he gets convicted of the accused crimes.
In working collaboratively with a criminal defense attorney, those facing similar charges may be able to come up with strategies that may address all charges at once.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News, "Man arrested for allegedly burglarizing vehicle at FlyAway in Van Nuys," April 27, 2017