In a statement released today, Dallas police said they were contacted Sunday (April 1) by a witness who had unknowingly purchased one of the longtime E Street Band member's guitars through classifieds app Offer Up.
Police then arrested 33-year-old Oscar Mendoza, subsequently charging him with possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.
Lofgren tweeted his thanks to crew members, his wife Amy, the good Samaritan who tipped off authorities and the musicians that had leant him instruments to play his gig at the Kessler Theater on March 30.
"This is my 50th year on the road and I'm not used to mishaps like this," Lofgren told GuideLive last week. Today, the axeman tweeted that he was still awaiting a search warrant to potentially recover the toolbox from Mendoza's vehicle.
Thank you all. This has been an unbelievable weekend. Looks like my guitars are coming back to me. Thank you to my crew who had to do double time, just so I could walk on stage. Fellow musicians who lovingly offered their own guitars. @azsweetheart013 who reminded me, believe. https://t.co/tPcOM0Lr39— Nils Lofgren (@nilslofgren) April 2, 2018
All instruments recovered. Waiting for search warrant to get into car to find my tool box. https://t.co/iJoLVdOz41— Nils Lofgren (@nilslofgren) April 2, 2018