Police arrest man with alleged fake IDs, drugs and tablets at Glendale hotel
Carlos Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of identity theft. (Courtesy of Glendale Police Department / December 23, 2013)
Police contacted 35-year-old Carlos Hernandez at his room at the El Rio Motel in the 1500 block of Colorado Street regarding an expired registration on his vehicle, which was also linked to misdemeanor warrants, Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot said.
During their meeting, officers reportedly noticed a white powdery substance on a counter inside the room. The white powder, police said, was possibly cocaine.
They continued investigating Hernandez and discovered he possessed more than 11 fraudulent ID cards.
Along with the fake cards, Hernandez had three new Apple iPads and two Samsung Galaxy tablet computers, but he didn’t have receipts for them, Lightfoot said.
Officers searched his vehicle and allegedly discovered an iPad covered with more white powdery substance on the back seat.
Bogus paperwork with other people’s names was also found inside his vehicle, she added.
Hernandez was immediately arrested on suspicion of outstanding misdemeanor warrants and identity theft as well as possessing stolen property and a controlled substance, Lightfoot said.