Sauceray Boyd, 21, and Kandalaria Freeman, 19, were taken into custody Sunday afternoon in connection with burglary and grand theft after police found the $2,800 MacBook, which was in Freeman’s pink suitcase, according to police reports.
At the same motel last week, officers arrested a couple who allegedly possessed more than 200 blank credit cards and fraudulent credit paperwork for celebrities like Tommy Lee Jones and Tim Burton.
Police frequently patrol local motels and contact hotel managers to deter criminal activity, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
A man who had been staying at the motel for about a month notified police that his laptop had been stolen from his room while he was at church, according to police reports.
Boyd and Freeman were tracked down at the Glendale Metrolink/Amtrak station by police who followed up on a tip from a motel worker.
Freeman told officers that she was a prostitute and dancer from San Diego who
often visited Glendale and stayed at the motel.
Freeman told police that she was expecting to be paid $200 for her services, but the owner of the computer angrily refused to pay and fled.
She needed the money to pay for a train ticket to return to San Diego and allegedly told police that she stole the laptop.