Hotte was taken into custody at a residence in Northwest Division Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, following a tip from the public.
The EPS is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 38-year-old male wanted on nine outstanding warrants.
In August 2019, the EPS issued a media release seeking assistance identifying a male that was believed to have stolen thousands of dollars of liquor from stores citywide. Investigators have since identified the suspect as Justin Hotte, 38, and are seeking the public’s assistance locating him.
Officers believe that Hotte was involved in at least 19 thefts from liquor stores in the city and surrounding areas between June 12 and Oct. 3, 2019. In addition to liquor thefts, Hotte has also reportedly committed seven other retail thefts, primarily targeting electronics. To date, Hotte has allegedly stolen approximately $17,000 in merchandise and is wanted on nine warrants, including robbery and theft under $5,000.
Media are asked to please delete Mr. Hotte's photo from all online platforms.