Glendale police: Man stopped with bags of women's and girls' underwear is suspect

Police are looking for information regarding a 30-year-old Glendale man who was allegedly in possession of more than a dozen pieces of women’s and girls’ underwear.

Police detectives believe the man, Fernando Oureoles, stole underwear because he gave inconsistent statements when questioned about having the clothing, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. 

[Updated Sept. 19: He was stopped at Chevy Chase Drive and Garfield Avenue.]

Police are asking anyone who has noticed that some of their clothing and undergarments have gone missing to notify police.

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

Oureoles was arrested about 2:30 a.m. Sept. 12 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, Lorenz said.

Officers stopped him when he was walking against a crosswalk and 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 3-foot bandage tape, hair conditioner, a knife and watch.

He allegedly 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.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office filed a misdemeanor count forpossessing methamphetamine, to which Oureoles pleaded guilty and entered an 18-month drug diversion program, which requires regular testing to ensure he remains clean, district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said.

If he successfully completes the program, the drug charge will be dismissed, she added.

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

-- Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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