CONCORD -- He was a sly one, Concord's own Mr. Grinch. Until he got caught.
On Monday, Concord police received a report that a newly delivered package had been stolen from outside a home and the homeowner had something helpful -- video recording of the theft.
Using a residential video system, the homeowner captured a video man, later identified as Daniel Price, stealing packages containing several Christmas presents from the front of his residence.
Over the next two days, department detectives received numerous tips from residents, allied agencies and from local news blog Claycord.com regarding the suspect's identity.
In the early morning hours Thursday, officers from the Pittsburg Police Department arrested Price, a 39-year-old Concord resident, on suspicion of an unrelated misdemeanor theft -- siphoning gasoline.
Price was then transferred into the custody of Concord police detectives.
Later Thursday morning, Concord detectives served a search warrant at the man's home on the 2600 block of Crystal Avenue in Concord.
Police said they recovered the stolen packages, as well as other evidence linking the man to the incident, at the residence.
Detectives are working to return the stolen items to the homeowner before the holiday.
Price was booked at the Concord jail for petty theft and possession of stolen property, and subsequently transported to County Jail in Martinez.