Attention burglary victims: Corona police want to know if they found your property

Attention burglary victims: Corona police want to know if they found your property

Corona police are asking for the owners of jewelry, golf clubs, cameras, computers, guns and other valuables seized during a burglary investigation to step forward so they can be identified.


“Due to the ongoing criminal case, it is important to identify the owners of the property recovered,” according to police.


However, owners shouldn’t expect to get their property back right away — police said they can’t release items until the District Attorney’s Office authorizes it, and there is no timetable for when that may happen.


Last month, Corona police released a video showing some of the recovered items, and now they have completed a photographic catalog that people can look through online. People may also make an appointment to view the goods by contacting the Police Department’s property administration unit at 951-736-2330.


Here are some of the photos; click here to see all 141 of them and fill out a claim form.


  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

  • Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

    Corona police have released more than 140 photographs of items recovered following the arrest of two burglary suspects in October 2017. They are hoping the items’ rightful owners can be identified. (Photo courtesy of Corona Police Department)

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People making claims on the stolen items will need some proof, police said.


“The property shown in the photographs will only be released if it has been reported stolen to a law enforcement agency in a theft or burglary incident with a case number assigned,” according to the release. “A description of the stolen property you recognize in the photos posted on our website will also need to be included in the original theft or burglary report to law enforcement.”


Other things that will help the process are photos of the stolen items, especially photos that also show the owner, and receipts or other documents indicating ownership.



 


The property was found after investigators arrested 46-year-old Michael Scott Cohan and 48-year-old Melissa Mae Dillon last month.


Cohan is charged with two counts of burglary and one count each of grand theft, vandalism, receiving stolen property and being in possession of a concealed firearm. He’s in jail in Riverside with bail set at $1 million.


Dillon is charged with receiving stolen property and is free on her own recognizance.


Michael Cohan and Melissa Dillon (Photos courtesy of Corona Police Department)
Michael Cohan and Melissa Dillon (Photos courtesy of Corona Police Department)

According to Corona police, the pair came under suspicion following a burglary at a house in the 2300 block of Talbot Circle on Oct. 23.


The resident’s home security system captured images of the break-in, culminating in the identification of Cohan and Dillon, both of whom were on bail after being arrested for an unrelated burglary a month earlier.


When investigators served a search warrant at their hotel room in the 10500 block of Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, the law enforcement personnel uncovered “more than eight large plastic containers full of potentially stolen property, including jewelry, watches, handbags, a specialty guitar, baseball cards and other collectibles,” according to police.


A storage unit leased by Cohan turned up even more alleged evidence, including multiple rifles and handguns, investigators said.


Corona police directed people with questions about the case to Detective Garey Painter at 951-739-4880 or Garey.Painter@CoronaCA.gov.