SOUTH GLENDALE — Four people, including a Glendale man, were arrested Monday night after police allegedly discovered 24 re-encoded credit cards, methamphetamine and heroin in their motel room, officials said.
Artur Kazaryan, 23, of Glendale, Brady Leatherman, 29, of Palm Springs, Jennifer Velasco, 23, of West Hollywood and Jessica Holtz, 32, of Arcadia were taken into custody after police searched their room at Motel Sakura on the 1500 block of East Colorado and found the alleged evidence of an identity theft operation, Glendale Police Det. Jason Ross said.
Police found handwritten documents with social security numbers and bank and credit card information belonging to several people, he said.
“They gathered information from various sources,” Ross said.
The operation was discovered after Special Enforcement officers drove into the motel’s parking lot and stopped Leatherman as he was reaching into a white Lexus, according to police reports. Velasco was standing next to the car.