Beverly Hills News
Man Arrested for Petty Theft
By Shelby Stiner
Jun 8, 2013 - 3:40:28 PM

BEVERLY HILLS—A man was arrested for theft on Friday, June 7 after several ransacked vehicles were found by police north of Wilshire Boulevard.


Timothy Johnson, 28, was charged with receiving stolen property, petty theft and resisting arrest.

Around 5:00a.m., a patrol officer noticed Johnson trying to hide from the officer’s view. When the officer tried to make contact with Johnson, he fled. Officers soon discovered the unlocked vehicles Johnson robbed in the area of Hamel Drive.

Officers conducted a yard to yard search for Johnson and soon found him hiding in a backyard in the 100 block of North Willaman Drive.

The suspect is on probation and has been arrested for similar crimes in the past, including being arrested in April on suspicion of burglary and receiving stolen property after 13 unlocked and ransacked vehicles were discovered in the area of North Foothill Road.

He is believed to be responsible for several other crimes in the area.

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