Five Arrested in Two Vehicle Theft Cases in Fresno County

Five Arrested in Two Vehicle Theft Cases in Fresno County

FRESNO – Two separate vehicle theft cases in the Mayfair District of Fresno County led to the arrest of five suspects earlier this week.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office arrested: Anthony Garcia, 20; Yesenia Lopez, 22; Gabriel Pulido, 30; Rebecca Stanley, 30; and James Vanderpool, 24.

The first incident happened in the early morning of January 12 in an alley in the 3200 block of E. McKinley Avenue in Fresno. Around 1:15 a.m., patrol deputy in the area noticed a green Honda idling in the alley and discovered that it was stolen after running the car’s license plate through his computer.

The deputy approached the car and asked the occupants, Garcia and Lopez, to get out. Garcia told the deputy that “a friend of his gave him the car the day before” and that he “planned to only use it for a short time” because he did not have any other mode of transportation, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputy arrested Garcia on a charge of vehicle theft. Lopez was arrested for having several outstanding drug-related warrants.

The second incident happened the same morning around 1:35 a.m. at Normal and 6th streets, about a quarter of a mile away from the first incident. A deputy in the area noticed a blue Honda car matching the description of a stolen vehicle and pulled the driver over. After interviewing the three people inside – Pulido, Stanley and Vanderpool – he placed them all under arrest on vehicle theft charges.

The deputy in that incident also developed information that could help property crime detectives solve a recent residential burglary, according to the sheriff’s office.

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Elizabeth Warmerdam

Beth Warmerdam is a freelance journalist based out of Reedley. She graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a BA in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, trying to keep up with her 2-year-old son, Zachary.