Wheelchair theft suspect arrested
CHULA VISTA (CNS) – A wheelchair was recovered and returned to its rightful owner Wednesday and a suspect was arrested.
Only hours after using social media and media releases to ask for the public’s help, Chula Vista detectives received a tip from a person who had seen a similar chair for sale on the Internet.
Detectives got a copy of the ad and made arrangements to purchase the chair for $1,200.
They met with a man who said he was selling it for a friend named “Joe Joe.” He called “Joe Joe” who was arrested for allegedly stealing it.
The seller was identified as 26-year-old Joseph Marshall and he was arrested for suspicion of stealing the wheelchair and possession of methamphetamine.
The wheelchair was returned to its rightful owner.