Man steals workout clothing from Kohl’s, he was arrested days later

On May 12, 2019, Merced Police Officers were dispatched to Kohl’s at Merced Mall for a grand theft that had occurred.

The suspect walked into the store, took numerous articles of workout clothing and fled out of the store.

The suspect got into a gold colored older model truck and fled the scene. Total value of clothing taken was valued at $1000.

Through their investigation, MPD detectives were able to identify the suspect as 36-year-old Adrian Cruz Mendoza.

On May 20th, 2019, at approximately 10:30 PM, officer located Mendoza driving a gold colored truck in the area of West 16th and R Street.

Evidence was located in the vehicle linking Mendoza to the theft at Kohl’s. Mendoza was booked at the Merced County Jail for grand theft.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Prevostini at (209) 385-7728.

The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.

One thought on “Man steals workout clothing from Kohl’s, he was arrested days later

  1. Kathryn Juliana Myers May 21, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    OH MY GOD Adrian Cruz Mendoza….I am hopeful that everything works out for you, as I once used to behave in actions just like you did to get yourself arrested. I pray that MPD can understand that people who are usually homeless on the streets of Merced have it extremely rough, and that we go to any means necessary to make ends meet. I know it isn’t right to steal, but please…go easy on my dear friend and ex bf Adrian. He really is a good guy at heart, I can promise you that….and doesnt deserve to be incarcerated.

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