Woman Arrested for Weekend Whirlwind of Wicked Wheeled Larceny in San Bernardino Purse Snatching

Woman Arrested for Weekend Whirlwind of Wicked Wheeled Larceny in San Bernardino Purse SnatchingSource: Google Street View
Juliette Kessler
Published on November 28, 2023

A weekend burglary spree by a woman from San Bernardino led to her arrest after she turned parking lots into personal treasure troves, authorities reported. Benita Williams, a 44-year-old San Bernardino resident, was apprehended for breaking into several vehicles in Grand Terrace. This accusation included possession of stolen items and a set of brass knuckles—an unlawful double whammy.

Swift-footed deputies from the Central Station stepped up to the plate following multiple bellyaches about vehicular break-ins during the November 24 to November 25 stretch, their creed to protect and serve leading them to Williams, who was chilling within a stone's throw and fitting the bill of the video-recorded suspect. With the loot still in her hold, Williams was promptly carted off to the hoosegow, and the purloined possessions were returned to their rightful owners. Her bail sits hefty and high at $30,000, a sum presumably outside the fetching range of her ill-gotten gains, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

While Williams paced the pen, deputies waved an SOS to the locals, their call to action clear. Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Central Station Detective Bureau at (909) 387-3545. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.