2 Arrested After Trying to Cash Stolen Lotto Tickets

Two men were arrested in Oceanside after trying to cash in stolen lottery tickets.

Oceanside police said they responded to a call about a window smash burglary at the Shell Gas station at 2315 Vista Way where lottery tickets and cigarettes had been stolen.

Three hours later, the San Diego Sheriff's Department contacted Oceanside police after the California State Lottery reported the stolen tickets were being used in nearby Vista, a release said.

At that time, a silver Ford pickup had been sighted with two male suspects inside.

California Lottery and law enforcement worked together to follow where the suspects were attempting to cash in the tickets, police said.

The last store the two hit was an AM-PM at 1501 North Melrose Drive. Police responded and made contact with the suspects in the 600 block of Picacho Court in Oceanside.

Police said the suspects were still carrying stolen lottery tickets and a fourth waiver search lead them to find more inside one of the suspect's homes.

Both men were arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of stolen property, police said. One of the men was also charged with possession of brass knuckles.

Contact Us