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Burglary Suspect Arrested

Warrants Yield Plethora of Potentially Stolen Property & Firearms

Police Department Press Release

For Immediate Release
October 26, 2017
CR#17-11749 

BURGLARY SUSPECT ARRESTED
WARRANTS YIELD PLETHORA OF POTENTIAL STOLEN PROPERTY & FIREARMS

CORONA, CA— The arrest of a burglary suspect in Corona lead to the recovery of a mass of potentially stolen property and firearms.

On Monday, October 23, 2017, a residential burglary occurred in the 2300 block of Talbot Circle in the City of Corona. The victim of the burglary had security camera video that captured images of the suspect in the home. After the victim posted the video on social media websites, the Corona Police Department received numerous tips from concerned citizens on the identity of the suspect.

Corona Police detectives, working with the information from the public, identified 46-year-old Riverside resident Michael Cohan as a potential suspect. Corona detectives located Cohan in the 10800 block of Magnolia Avenue in the City of Riverside at about 7:30 a.m. today. Cohan, who was armed with a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest, was taken into custody for suspicion of residential burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of a concealed firearm, and conspiracy. He was transported and booked at the Corona Police Department jail facility, and bail has been set at $500,000.

Melissa Dillion

Michael Cohan

Cohan’s female companion, 48-year-old Riverside resident Melissa Dillion, was also arrested for suspicion of possession of stolen property. Detectives served a search warrant associated with this case at a hotel in the 10500 block of Magnolia Avenue in the City of Riverside where they recovered a substantial amount of property from Cohan’s motel room. More than eight large plastic containers full of potentially stolen property including jewelry, watches, handbags, a specialty guitar, baseball cards, and other collectibles were recovered at the hotel. A secondary search warrant for a local storage facility resulted in the recovery of several additional firearms and other potential stolen property.

In the days to come, investigators will be releasing photographs of property that was recovered as a result of this investigation and may have been taken in other theft-related incidents. The Corona Police Department will provide a link to a photographic catalog of property that citizens can view in order to determine if any of the property belongs to them.

More details on this process and how property may be returned to the rightful owners will be announced once the property is cataloged and photographed. The investigation is ongoing and no additional details are available for release at this time.

Click here for downloadable video footage of property

 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Detective Andy Bryant
Public Information Officer
951-279-3572
Andy.Bryant@CoronaCA.gov

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