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Posted on: May 16, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Fountain Valley Police Department Press Release


On May 11, 2016, at approximately 11:14 a.m., Fountain Valley Police Officers responded to a shoplifting in progress at Fry’s Electronics, located at 10800 Kalama River Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and identified two males who matched the description of the suspects. During a search of the suspects, Officers recovered stolen merchandise. A search of the suspect vehicle revealed a loaded handgun hidden in the dashboard.

Ruben Maldonado (25) from Santa Ana was subsequently arrested for shoplifting, possession of a firearm by a felon, and carrying a loaded firearm in a public place. Maldonado is a Post Release Community Service (AB 109) probationer. Javier Zavaleta (24) from Santa Ana was also arrested for a parole violation. Both Maldonado and Zavaleta were booked into Orange County Jail. Incident #16-20078

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