Fresno police are searching for a man they say stole more than $4,600 worth of property from a cousin who agreed to take him in when he was homeless.
Sgt. Mark Hudson said the victim agreed to take in Joshua Matheaus Cheney, 24, on the day after Thanksgiving. When the victim left Fresno for work, Cheney allegedly stole the property.
Cheney told his cousin that he stole the property to buy a train ticket back to Oregon, but police believe Cheney is still in the Fresno area. Cheney is a known heroin user who is wanted for grand theft and has a no-bail warrant out for him in Oregon for a felony probation violation, Hudson said.
Anyone with information on Cheney is asked to call detective Donnie Dinnell at (559) 621-6334 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.