Cops and Robbers: Counterfeit $100s and Ritualistic Animal Cruelty

Thanks to the Coronado Police Department for providing The Coronado Times with the below information (partial list):


5/7/18-5/8/18: Burglary of the Second Degree near 100 block of H Avenue

Unknown suspect entered the victim’s locked vehicle, removed property, and then fled in an unknown direction. There were no suspects seen, and the value of the property taken was approximated at $45.

5/7/18: Petty Theft near 1500 block of Orange Avenue

The suspect entered the Hotel Del Coronado via the front entrance and proceeded to Brady’s retail store where he stole a high-end men’s shirt, by placing the shirt under his clothing before walking out of the store. The shirt is worth $398.

5/6/18: Forgery near 1000 block of Orange Avenue

Unknown suspect used a counterfeit $100 bill to make a purchase of $32.33 at Bay Books. The suspect received $67.67 cash change and fled the store in an unknown direction.

5/6/18: Forgery near 1300 block of Orange Avenue

Unknown suspect used three counterfeit $100 bills to make a $220.00 jewelry purchase at Emerald C Gallery. The suspect received $80.00 cash change.

5/5/18-5/6/18: Animal Cruelty near 1700 block of Avenida Del Sol

Unknown suspect inflicted injury to three chickens, leaving them dead without heads. The crime appeared to be ritualistic like a voodoo doll, along with a line of fruit found near the chicken remains.

5/5/18: Forgery near 1500 block of Orange Avenue

Unknown suspect attempted but failed to pass two counterfeit $100 bills at a retail shop in the Hotel Del Coronado.


5/10/18: Parole Violation on Felony Charge – Felony near 1000 block of Isabella Avenue

51 year old male

5/6/18: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Misdemeanor near 2000 block of Mullinix Drive

29 year old male

5/4/18: Possession of a Controlled Substance – Misdemeanor near 100 block of Orange Avenue

45 year old male

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Andres de la Lama
Andres is a senior at Coronado High School and has written for the Islander Times and The Coronado Times throughout his high school career. He has also been a proud part of Coronado’s Days for Girls chapter and this year’s president. Andres aspires to be a screenwriter will go on study creative writing in college. Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: