Los Angeles: On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 10:00 p.m., the victim, a University of Southern California (USC) Student, left her backpack inside of her classroom. At 10:30 p.m., the victim realized she forgot her backpack and tried to retrieve it, but the building was closed. On March 10, 2022, around 12:40 p.m., the victim returned to the classroom and discovered her property missing.
On March 11, 2022, the victim responded to USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) to report her backpack missing. USC Surveillance Operations checked and located surveillance footage that captured a crime. USC DPS completed a Grand Theft report, and the investigation was handed over to LAPD Southwest Area burglary detectives. USC DPS are a private campus public safety that do not have the capacity to investigate crimes. All crimes are investigated by LAPD.
Burglary detectives arrested 61-year-old Francisca Trigueros, a resident of Los Angeles, for Grand Theft, 487(a) PC (Booking No. 6341945). She was booked and subsequently released the same day, on her own recognizance. The case was submitted to the District Attorney’s Office for review, who referred it to the City Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Southwest Area detectives at (213) 485-2582. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.