Wednesday, 29 November 2023

Thursday armed robbery suspect arrested


Lakeport Police arrested Adan Casares late Thursday for allegedly robbing a teenager at knifepoint earlier in the day. Lake County Jail photo.




LAKEPORT – Lakeport Police have apprehended a man wanted in connection with a Thursday armed robbery.

Adan Lupercio Casares, 40, of Lakeport was arrested shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday, according to Lake County Jail records. He's being held on $10,000 bail.

On Thursday morning a 16-year-old teenager reported that a man had approached him at the Lakeport Car Wash on Martin and S. Forbes streets, showed him a folding knife and demanded his money before fleeing on foot, as Lake County News has reported.

Lakeport Police Chief Kevin Burke said Casares matched the description of the suspect, and was known to the department's officers through prior contacts.

Burke said the investigation into the armed robbery is continuing.

Armed robberies in Lakeport are rare, said Burke.

While a certain amount of petty thefts occur as part of the normal crime pattern, he said they haven't yet seen an increase in crime due to the economy.

Burke said the topic of correlating crime to the current economic situation is a hot topic in law enforcement circles these days.

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