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Fresno Deputy Recovers $5M in Computer Gear Stolen From SF Port Authority
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By Bill McEwen, News Director
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March 7, 2024

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A savvy Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy recovered $5 million in computer equipment last week stolen from the San Francisco Port Authority, authorities say.

The deputy stopped a 2013 Nissan van heading south on Interstate 5 near the Highway 33 exit. During the stop, the deputy saw signs of possible criminal activity, sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said.

A search of the van turned up numerous boxes of new computer gear. The deputy issued the driver, Manuel Romero Acosta, 49, a traffic citation and had the van towed to storage.

On Tuesday, the deputy executed a search warrant and confirmed that the memory devices and data storage servers were stolen and valued at $5.1 million, Botti said.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Acosta, who is believed to reside in Burbank.

The investigation into the theft is ongoing.

Tips on this Case?

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (559) 600-3111 or Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-7867.

You will remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. The case is No. 24-2445.

 

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Bill McEwen,
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Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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