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Central Marin Police Authority
Wednesday December 4th, 2019 :: 11:57 a.m. PST


Pair arrested for thefts in Larkspur

Larkspur, CA – December 4, 2019. A man and woman were arrested early this morning in Larkspur after a resident saw them rummaging through his vehicle.

At 2:35 a.m. a resident in the 100 block of Madrone Avenue called CMPA and reported seeing two people going through his Jeep, which was unlocked and parked in his driveway. He provided a clothing description of the pair and said they left on foot. Within a just few minutes officers located the man and woman nearby. The man was wearing a headlamp, carrying a flashlight, and a window punch tool. He initially provided a false name, and was later identified as David Cuevas, age 34, from Novato. Cuevas had property in his pockets belonging to the owner of the Jeep, along with 2 different sets of keys, assorted gift cards, and a canister of pepper spray.

The woman was identified as Leticia Algere, age 41, also from Novato. Algere was carrying property and vehicle registration documents from an address on Bridge Road, which is directly behind Madrone Avenue.
Mail from several addresses was found on the ground where the suspect were located and officers saw numerous open mailboxes on surrounding streets. The suspects’ vehicle was located nearby with more mail, packages, and property inside. The vehicle was impounded and the investigation is continuing.

Cuevas was booked at Marin County Jail on a variety of charges including conspiracy, possession of stolen property, mail theft, possession of burglary tools, and felon in possession of tear gas. His court appearance is set for December 6th. Algere was booked on the conspiracy and possession of stolen property charges, as well as a felony charge of committing a crime while on bail. Algere was out on bail for similar crimes committed on November 20th in Kentfield. Her next court appearance is December 5th.

Some of the cars victimized last night were unlocked. Please remember to lock your car, take your keys, secure all the windows, and do not leave valuables or mail in the vehicle -- even if it’s parked in your driveway

Central Marin Police Authority
250 Doherty Dr
Larkspur, CA 94939

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 415-927-5150

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