Anaheim: Barbershop Owners Find Stolen Olympic Gold Medal

Photo by Anaheim Police Department.

06.29.2022 | 7:00 PM | ANAHEIM – Barbershop owners found a stolen Olympic Gold Medal belonging to Jordyn Poulter abandoned on their property, police announced Wednesday.

The medal, was found by Maria Carillo and Noe Hernandez, the owners of Noel Barbershop, located in the 400 block of North State College Boulevard, around 7:15 PM on Monday, Jun. 27, 2022.

Police say the medal, which was stolen from Poulter’s vehicle on May 25, 2022, was found by the barbershop owners in a plastic bag discarded on the their property.

Authorities previously charged Jordan Fernandez, 31, of Anaheim, with first degree residential burglary, second degree vehicle burglary, felony identity theft, and felony possession of narcotics in connection with the theft of the medal on Jun. 7, 2022.

Poulter was the starting setter for the 2020 U.S. Women’s Olympic Volleyball Team in Tokyo, Japan.

Detectives are working to coordinate the return of the medal to Poulter.

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