Modesto Police Department
Office of the Chief of Police
Author: Lieutenant Rick P. Armendariz
On Thursday May 31st, at about 11:52 A.M., a Modesto Police officer was patrolling the area of Tully Road and Roseburg Avenue, when he spotted a suspicious car, occupied by three male adults. The officer, a detective assigned to the Department’s Property Crimes Unit, was aware of the recent spike in property crimes the city has been facing and was actively looking to prevent, deter and, when appropriate, arrest criminal predators who have been prowling the streets looking for an opportunity to steal someone else’s property.
When the officers stopped the vehicle, they looked in the car and noticed two large flat screen TV’s and a pillowcase full of property and electronic devices. As the officers questioned the males, police received a call from a citizen reporting they had witnessed three males burglarize a residence in the 1500 block of West Roseburg Avenue. The citizen reported seeing the three suspects carrying two TV’s as they fled the home and left the area. Investigators were able to link the three suspects to the residential burglary on Roseburg Avenue and recovered all of the stolen property.
To help prevent becoming a victim of a theft, police have these suggestions:
o Roll up your car windows and lock the car doors when you leave your car parked.
o Never leave valuables in “plain sight” in your unattended car.
o Never leave your keys in the ignition or leave your vehicle running unattended.
o Get to know your neighbors.
o Be active in your neighborhood and either join or begin a Neighborhood Watch program in your neighborhood.
o Don’t hesitate to report any suspicious vehicles, people or activity to the police.
o If possible, invest in a home alarm system.
o See what crime may be occurring in your neighborhood by visiting Crimemapping.com
o Follow the Modesto Police Department on Twitter and Facebook!
If you have any information regarding any recent property crimes call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type “TIP704” along with your message.
(Below is a booking photo of James Miranda)
(Below is a booking photo of Pritpal Lal)
(Below is a booking photo of Anthony Herrrera)
See what crime may be occurring in your neighborhood. Visit us at:
www.modestopolice.com or Crimemapping.com and select “Modesto Police”