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DATE/TIME: August 5, 2019 / 5:16 p.m.

INCIDENT: PC182(A)(1)- Conspiracy to Commit a Crime
PC459C- Commercial Burglary 
PC487(A)- Grand Theft of Property Over +$950 
PC496(A)- Receiving Known Stolen Property 

LOCATION: SC Fuel Locations

SUSPECT(S): Angel Alarcon, 31-years-old from Covina 
Yonar Bello- Lopez, 34-years-old from Austin, TX 

SUMMARY: 
On Monday, August 5, 2019, at approximately 5:16 p.m., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department responded to the 9200 block of Charles Smith Avenue for a report of a commercial burglary. 

The suspects, Angel Alarcon and Yonar Bello-Lopez, used multiple prepaid fraudulent gift cards to purchase fuel at the SC Fields gas station. The first few cards declined which sent an alert to the fraud prevention unit. Alarcon pumped approximately 300 gallons of fuel into a makeshift fuel container in the rear bed of his silver Dodge truck. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle for CVC5200 – No front license plate. During contact with the driver, Alarcon, the deputy observed marijuana and marijuana pipes in plain view inside the vehicle. Alarcon was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The passenger, Bello-Lopez provided deputies with a false name, and was found to be on probation out of Texas with an active warrant. 

During an inventory search of the vehicle, several prepaid Visa cards and pre-paid Walmart cards were located inside the vehicle, along with marijuana, bolt cutters, and a large black fuel container in the rear of the truck. Alarcon and Lopez used “Card Skimmers” to steal employees and customers information from the SC Fuel pumps. SC Fuels can monitor the activity daily and can track every purchase. Alarcon and Lopez have defrauded several SC Fuel locations in southern California. A record check of the gift cards confirmed the account numbers scanned from the cards did not match the accounts numbers printed on the cards. Alarcon and Lopez were arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for the above-mentioned charges. 

The Rancho Cucamonga Police Department believe there may be more victims and are releasing the suspects photos. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information at www.wetip.com


Refer: Deputy M. Acuna
Station: Rancho Cucamonga Police Department 
Phone No. (909) 477-2800 
Report: 111910182


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner 
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department