Today the Los Angles County Sheriffs announced the arrest of 24-year old Jose Esquivel for stealing fourteen SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans. Because of LA County's Coronavirus $0 bail order, Esquivel was released after every car he stole.
Two days before his last arrest, the county decided to rescind the zero-bail order. During his last court appearance Equivel said, "Aren't you going to let me out? This is a ripoff?"
“The victims identified to date reside in the areas of southeast Los Angeles County, including the city of Los Angeles. Suspect Esquivel showed little regard for the owners of these vehicles, who many times depended on these stolen vehicles as their sole means of transportation. The suspect is also accused of exploiting the modification to the Los Angeles County Bail Schedule during his crime spree, while the County endured the statewide COVID-19 emergency where most crimes were designated to have zero bail.”
If convicted, Esquivel faces seventeen years in prison.
Steve Gregory was at today's press conference and joined us with the latest: