On Friday, January 15, 2021 just after 8:00 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to a residential subterranean parking structure on the 3900 block of San Fernando Road regarding a grand theft auto in progress. Officers were advised that two suspects were at the location and had just been interrupted as they were in the process of loading the victim’s motorcycle into the back of their white Ford van.
Upon arrival, officers located a white Ford van parked in the driveway of the subterranean parking structure with the same license plate given as the van involved in the attempted motorcycle theft. Seconds after officers observed this van, they noticed a male, identified as 30-year-old Bryan Murray of Bellflower, enter the driver seat and close the door. Murray was quickly detained without incident pending further investigation.
A records check of the Ford van revealed that the license plate attached to it returned as being registered to a Toyota. While on scene, a citizen called the Glendale Police Department to report their license plate had been stolen, which turned out to be the plate that had been affixed to the suspect’s Ford van. Murray was ultimately identified as one of the males involved in the attempted theft of the victim’s motorcycle and was arrested for burglary and attempted vehicle theft. The other male remains outstanding.