KING CITY — King City Police Department responded to a report of a theft that occurred overnight in the 200 Block of Bassett Street on Jan. 22.
During the investigation, a KCPD officer reviewed video surveillance footage that captured the theft. As the officer continued his investigation, he observed a subject matching the description of the suspect while wearing what appeared to be the same clothing as seen in the video.
The officer contacted the male subject, who was identified as Javier Silva Jr., a 21-year-old resident of King City, and asked him about the recent theft.
While speaking with the officer, Silva admitted to committing the crime and the stolen items were recovered when Silva led officers to where he had discarded the property. He was subsequently arrested and taken to Monterey County Jail for grand theft, looting, tampering with a vehicle and violation of probation.
The stolen property was returned to the owner.
“The victim’s own video surveillance footage played a crucial role in the identification and arrest of the suspect,” KCPD said in a news release. “If it was not for the victim having video surveillance set up monitoring their property, this case may not have been solved and the property may have never been recovered.”