Coronado Police praised two local residents for helping solve two recent crimes.
Police said in one case, a resident saw a person discard a spray paint can under a car near fresh graffiti. The resident reportedly took a photo of the suspect, which was then used by police to make a positive identification and arrest.
"This case shows the importance of residents knowing the activity in their neighborhoods, calling police quickly when usual activity takes place and collecting useful information without endangering their personal safety," the police department stated in a statement.
In a separate incident, a Coronado resident reported to police that he believed he saw his stolen bicycle for sale on Craigslist. The racing bike valued at $1,300 was stolen from the 1300 block of Seventh Street on July 4. The victim had provided the serial number of the bike and entered it into national stolen property database.
According to police, the victim arranged to meet the person selling the bike and Coronado Police responded to the arraigned sale location. Police confirmed the serial number and arrested the suspect.
"This case was solved because the victim knew the bicycle serial number ... The property owner also made the wise decision to involve law enforcement rather than confront the thief on his own," police said in a statement.