San Joaquin County detectives arrest suspect in firehouse burglary
PHOTOS: San Joaquin County Sheriff
SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — Detectives with the Agriculture Gangs Narcotics Enforcement Team have announced the arrest of a suspect in connection to a firehouse burglary that occurred in late August.
Firefighters were out on a call on August 26 when the Woodbridge Firehouse was burglarized. Personal items, including keys and a truck, were stolen.
The truck was found the next morning with the inside torched.
On September 2 at around 4:30 PM, an AGNET detective contacted the suspect — identified as Luis Avelar — who fled on foot while his female friend stayed behind to slash two of the detective’s tires and stab two of his windows, causing about $1,000 in damage.
Two other detectives found her a short time later wearing the first detective’s San Francisco Giants jersey that he lost in the chase.
Avelar was arrested near Hammer Lane and Moreland Street in Stockton.
He was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on a warrant for the burglary and vehicle theft, as well as two new charges for resisting arrest.
It turned he was also in violation of a restraining order regarding his female friend, identified by officials only as Ms. Hernandez Ramirez.
Hernandez Ramirez was arrested for vandalism, brandishing a weapon, petty theft, and obstructing.