Carmel – The Carmel Police Department arrested Daniel Ornelas, 21, and Martin Juarez, 23, both of Fresno after the two broke into a Coach store and stole $11,800
worth of merchandise.
At about 1 A.M.Tuesday morning Ornelas and Juarez drove up to the store, which is located at the corner of Ocean Avenue and San Carlos Street in Carmel, in a rented gray Ford SUV. They broke the front window and gained access to the store and proceeded to fill a storage bin they had brought with them. “They broke the front window and took purses, wallets, anything they could get their hands on during the five minute ‘Smash and Grab’ while in the store,” Carmel Police Sargeant Paul Tomasi said.
By the time police responded, the suspects had left the area. A witness who had seen the burglary from across the street called the police who in turn put out an “All Points Bulletin” (APB) to alert local law-enforcement agencies about the SUV. Monterrey County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Smith spotted the SUV heading northbound on Highway 1. The vehicle turned down the Nashua Molera Road exit.
“With the arrival of an additional unit I attempted to make a traffic stop on the SUV but the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed on Molera Road,” Deputy Smith said. The two suspects sped for about three miles down Molera Road until it became stuck in a cauliflower field in Castroville. Both Ornelas and Juarez were apprehended a short time later.
The two were booked into the Monterey County Jail on charges of burglary, conspiracy, gang affiliation and possession of stolen property. This same Coach store was also burglarized in November.
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