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Glendale police seek info on suspected underwear bandit

September 19, 2012 | 10:39 am

Fernando OureolesGlendale police say they believe a man may have been stealing women's underwear after they caught him with more than a dozen articles of clothing.

Fernando Oureoles, 30, was arrested last week on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine and receiving stolen property for the 14 pieces of women's underwear, six bras, four pieces of children's underwear, two women's bathing suits, two children's dolls, women's clothing and 40 pages of magazine pornography, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz told the Glendale News-Press.

Now, police are asking anyone who may have noticed missing clothing to call police.

"He had several stories as to why he was in possession of these things," Lorenz added.

Officers stopped him about 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 12 when he was walking against a crosswalk. He told them he was headed to his cousin's home, but couldn't provide the address, according to police. He allegedly was sweaty and appeared nervous.

During a pat down, police found pornographic photos hidden inside his hat, Lorenz said. When officers searched a backpack and two bags, which contained the underwear, they also found bandage tape, hair conditioner, a knife and a watch, police said.

He told police the women's clothing and undergarments belonged to his girlfriend, but she told officers she "had no clue" who owned the items and didn't know why Oureoles was walking around Glendale at that hour, Lorenz said.

Officers discovered methamphetamine hidden in the tongue of his tennis shoes, according to police.

Oureoles pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing methamphetamine. He has entered an 18-month drug diversion program, which requires regular testing to ensure he remains clean, district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said.

Anyone with information about Oureoles and women's clothing may call Det. Steve Corrigan (818) 548-3106.


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Photo: Fernando Oureoles. Credit: Glendale Police Department