Officials seek help identifying Anderson package thief

ANDERSON, Calif., — Officials in Anderson are continuing to ask for the public’s help identifying a man who was captured on home surveillance footage stealing a large delivery package from a home’s front porch on Friday morning, Aug. 12.

According to the Anderson PD officials, who have released both video and still-images of the theft, the man seen stealing the large box was driven away from the scene by a second, unknown suspect, in a gold-colored 4-door GMC pickup.


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Anderson PD has asked for the public’s help identifying and locating a man and his acquaintance after the pair allegedly stole a large box that had been delivered to an Anderson home Friday morning. APD images

In a social media release seeking the public’s assistance, City of Anderson Police officials explained, “The male shown below and an unknown accomplice, driving a gold colored 4-door GMC pickup, are suspects in a package theft from a citizen’s front porch which took place at about 10:15 a.m.”

The theft occurred in the 1600 block of Pinon Avenue, according to the release.

As seen in the video, the alleged thief was seen wearing a black T-Shirt, plaid shorts, white socks, and black and white tennis shoes. He was also seen smoking a cigarette as he picked up and carried the stolen package to the waiting GMC pickup truck.

Anyone with information as to the identity of either suspect is asked to call Anderson PD at (530) 378-6600 or to submit a tip via messenger or email at [email protected].

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Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

In 2022, Trevor added published author to his accomplishments, after he co-authored “A Veteran’s Story – Courage and Honor”. The book, which became a national bestseller in multiple categories, is available for purchase on Amazon.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.