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News Release

Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Detectives Return Mobility Scooter to Disabled Citizen NR20267ml

Granada Hills: On August 16, 2020, a disabled resident of a group home reported that his mobility scooter had been stolen. Within a few days, Devonshire patrol officers received information linking a suspect to the stolen scooter and made an arrest for grand theft.

The stolen scooter was not immediately located, detectives learned that a scooter was booked into property division.

On October 20, 2020, detectives contacted the owner of the scooter and reunited him with the mobility device. Devonshire Division is pleased to return this essential transport aid to the disabled owner. Detective Hawn is seen returning the scooter below.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Autos Detective Ronald Kitzmiller, Devonshire Division, at 818-832-0609. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.