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Suspect Arrested Stealing Cars Using a Tow Truck

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, Fullerton Police Officers and Investigators arrested Kevin Cannata, a 35 year old resident of Anaheim, after an investigation into the theft of several vehicles utilizing a tow truck. Cannata had previous felony convictions of vehicle theft and forgery.

Between February 14, 2021 and March 13, 2021, Fullerton Police responded to three separate reports of stolen vehicles. In each of the vehicle theft investigations, there were witness reports or video footage of what appeared to be a white tow truck used to steal the vehicles.

Video footage of the crime circulated in the media and Fullerton Police received numerous tips from our community regarding the investigation. Investigators were able to identify Kevin Cannata as the suspect in these crimes and he was arrested.

At the time of arrest, Cannata was in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Investigators also searched for further evidence in another vehicle and homes related to Cannata. They found property belonging to one of the stolen vehicles and ammunition, which Cannata is prohibited to possess due to his prior felony convictions.

Cannata was transported to the Orange County Jail were he is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Fullerton Police is grateful for the relationship we hold with our community and media partners. Together, we were able to stop further victimization committed by this individual.

This is an on-going investigation. Anyone with information about these crimes is encouraged to contact Detective R. Brayley at (714) 738-5327. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIPOCCS or can visit their website at www.occrimestoppers.org .

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