On 12/15/2012, Joel Thomas Theiss, 30 years old, a resident of Rohnert Park, was arrested at the Rohnert Park Budget Inn for two outstanding arrest warrants. Theiss's warrants were for violation of probation from a previous drug paraphernalia conviction and a theft / drug possession arrest where he did not show up for his scheduled court appearance.
Sonoma County Sheriff's Property Crimes Detectives were summoned to Theiss's motel room where a trove of stolen tools and electrical wire were located. Detectives later searched Theiss's storage unit and additional stolen tools and wire were located. It appears from our investigation that a majority of the tools and wire were stolen from work trucks. Some of the stolen property had the true owners name written on the tools and several victims have been notified and have claimed their property.
However, there is still a majority of suspected stolen tools and wire that have not been claimed. If you were a recent victim of a theft were tools and wire were stolen we may have your property. Please call Detective Ryan Russell at (707) 565-2517.