Most Stolen McCovey Items Recovered

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011  |  Updated 10:36 AM PDT
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Most Stolen McCovey Items Recovered

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Walnut Creek police arrested a homeless man Wednesday evening on  suspicion of stealing a car from a fast food restaurant parking lot on  Monday.
    Aaron Goode, 33, was taken into custody at a Motel 6 at 2389 N.  Main St. at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    The car theft occurred shortly after 7 a.m. Monday when a man left  his key in the ignition when he went into a McDonald's restaurant at 1380 N.  California Blvd. for a few minutes. When he returned to the lot he saw his  Hyundai Sonata being driven away, police said.     The man told police there was valuable San Francisco Giants  baseball memorabilia in the car, including bats and balls autographed by  former Giants player Willie McCovey. In the trunk, the man had a commercial  kitchen mixer, according to police.
    On Wednesday morning, the stolen car was found in Concord.
    That evening, police tracked down Goode after receiving calls from  tipsters who had seen a surveillance image of the thief that was released to  the public.
    Goode was taken into custody without incident, police said.
    Many of the stolen items were recovered, but investigators are  still searching for some of the items from the car.

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