CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A Chula Vista man was reunited Wednesday with precious memories from his mother he thought were lost to burglars forever. Eric Deas wept after Chula Vista Police handed him several cards his mother wrote before she died less than two years ago.
“This little card is the only damn thing that matters to me,” Deas said before tears started rolling down his cheeks.
Chula Vista Police arrested two people they believe stole computers, jewelry, and the cards from the Chula Vista home. 18-year-old Jordan McLeroy pleaded not guilty to three felony charges in court Wednesday. He’ll be back for his preliminary hearing next month. A 17-year-old boy was also arrested but will be processed through the juvenile court system.
Police said the two were a part of a crew that ransacked Deas’ home and then lead police on a short chase through Chula Vista the following night. Police found a shotgun and a live rabbit in the car. However, the four inside got away. Chula Vista Police said they are still looking for at least two people.
“I really don’t understand these kids today,” said Deas who also couldn’t say enough about the Chula Vista Police Department.
“They care. They genuinely care,” he said. “We got some damn good cops out there.”