Two people were arrested by Burbank police at the Safari Inn on Wednesday, April 9, for burglary, identity theft and drugs charges. Stephen Min of Alhambra and Lisa Han of Porter Ranch, both 34 years old, were in a guest room at Olive Avenue hotel when officers arrived to investigate charges of fraudulent credit card use.
Burbank police received a call from Antioch Police Department, located where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers meet east of San Francisco. A woman in the area had reported three fraudulent charges to APD, all made at the Safari Inn in Burbank, located at 1911 W. Olive Avenue, on Tuesday, April 8.
Burbank officers called the Safari Inn and verified the fraudulent charges, said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. Officers were told the room was still occupied.
Police went to the location, and based on the fact the room was paid for using a stolen credit card, contacted the occupants of the room in question. When police officers explained their visit, the male suspect attempted to close the door but was unable to do so.
Officers detained the male and female occupants of the room, later identified as Min and Han. While talking with the suspects, officers noticed several pieces of mail in the room with a different female names from the name Han gave police, added Ryburn.
Drug paraphernalia, including a pipe, was also seen in the room.
Additional personal identifying information was recovered from the white Toyota Camry Min and Han had parked at the hotel. The vehicle was impounded.
BPD has confirmed three different victims of identity theft connected to Min and Han’s arrest, said Ryburn.
Min and Han were each arrested on five charges connected to burglary, identity theft and drugs. Their bail was set at $250,000 each and they were booked at the Burbank Jail. Min and Han are due in court tomorrow, April 10.