Woman suspected of Fremont porch package thefts arrested in Oakland
Feb 14, 2013 (The Daily Review - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
A woman suspected of stealing packages and items for the needy from Fremont porches, captured on video surveillance that went viral last year, was arrested Wednesday in Oakland, police said.
Danielle Shauntey Gonsalves, 32, of Oakland, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in the 9700 block of MacArthur Boulevard in connection with the stolen packages from last year, said Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.
"At the time of her arrest she was in possession of stolen mail, credit cards and identification that belonged to other victims," Bosques said Wednesday.
Fremont police detectives spotted her about noon in Oakland, and Gonsalves was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor petty theft, felony identity
theft and felony probation violation.
Police in Fremont released still pictures from a video surveillance camera in mid-November to help catch a woman seen taking a package and some canned goods for the needy from a home's porch in the city's Glenmoor neighborhood.
The theft took place about 12:55 p.m. Nov. 17 when the Gonsalves approached a home in the 4500 block of Meyer Park Circle about 20 minutes after a United Parcel Service delivered a package, police said.
The video surveillance appears to show the woman taking the package along with a bag of canned goods that had been left out for a charity organization, police said.
The woman in the video is described as about 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall and
180 pounds. She was wearing a blue sweater, blue pants and black shoes.
The full video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch v=GYxQspgow5c&;; feature=plcp/.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Fremont police at email@example.com or call the Investigative Unit at 510-790-6900. Anonymous tips can be left at www.fremontpolice.org/tip by referencing the "Glenmoor Mail Theft."
Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.
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