SAN DIEGO – Authorities said Monday they have arrested a man who was found with about 100 bottles of stolen liquor worth more than $ 9,000 in his vehicle.
Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department were called around noon. 9:10 to the Ralphs store on 4S Commons Drive in the 4S Ranch area. There they taught a grown man had stolen several bottles of liquor before leaving the area in a silver Mercedes without license plate, deputies said.
Later, Sheriff’s Deputy Tae Lee discovered a vehicle that matched the description driving east along Rancho Bernardo Road. The deputy stopped the vehicle, which was reported to have bottles of liquor “in plain sight,” according to the department.
The vehicle’s 19-year-old driver, Georgion Lovesmith, admitted to agents that he had stolen from Ralphs and was arrested, the department said. Officials from Ralphs said most of the unopened bottles in the car were from their stories.
Escondido police also responded to Lovesmith’s arrest when deputies say they are investigating several similar thefts that happened in the city.
Lovesmith, who lives in Los Angeles, has been arrested in several other incidents in San Diego and Los Angeles, deputies said. He was out of jail on bail following an arrest in October. He is currently incarcerated at the Vista Detention Facility on bail of $ 100,000, prison records show.
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