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Alleged iPad Thief Collared By Temecula Police In Ontario

Through investigation, police identified the suspect as Michael Walt Randolph of Ontario.

Michael Walt Randolph  Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.
Michael Walt Randolph Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.

A man who allegedly stole an iPad from a Temecula business has been arrested in Ontario, police are reporting.

Michael Walt Randolph, 21, of Ontario was arrested in his hometown after Temecula police served a search warrant Jan. 16 at his residence, according to Sgt. Kevin McDonald of the Temecula Police Department.

The warrant was issued following an investigation that began Jan. 6. According to a report from the sergeant, Randolph entered a business in the 28400 block of Old Town Front Street in Temecula. He received service from an employee at the business and left about 20 minutes later with an iPad in hand that did not belong to him, McDonald's report alleges.

Through investigation, police identified the suspect as Randolph and obtained the warrant. 

Randolph was arrested in the 1700 block of East D Street in Ontario, then was transported and booked at Southwest Detention Center in French Valley Thursday evening on suspicion of misdemeanor petty theft, jail records show.


Katie 0311 January 18, 2014 at 12:49 AM
This is so entertaining very funny. I have to say JJ that was a very ignorant statement and he's black.....what is that suppose to mean? There's idiots of all races.
JJ Mclure January 18, 2014 at 10:31 AM
it's a common theme
Katie 0311 January 18, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Not really look at the riverside county sheriff's website. Look under press releases. You will see just as many white people committing crimes as any other Race. Usually DUI deaths, meth issues, ect so don't give me that bus. You must be single with no kids and very lonely. I am very sad to see we still have such ignorance out there.
Timber January 18, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Temecula Lane, you can't lead a jackass, aka JJ, to facts. They only bray and bray...
Katie 0311 January 18, 2014 at 04:06 PM
Good point Timber and FYI I am white myself just speaking facts. Some of these people on here just make me shake my head. I read the articles because I like to know what's going on in my community. Some people obviously have no lives and have nothing to do, but making ignorant comments on The patch.

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