Originally published as a Modesto Police Department Facebook post –
“This morning, at approximately 4:30 AM, MPD officers were dispatched to an alarm activation call at Westurf Nursery on Claus Road.
When officers arrived they observed two subjects driving away after exiting the business. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and located multiple items in the vehicle that appeared to be taken from the business.
After conducting a thorough investigation, officers learned the two suspects had cut the fence surrounding the business and then broke a window to enter the building where they stole numerous chainsaws.
Modesto has seen a decline in commercial burglaries over the last year and it is, no doubt, as a result of the collaboration between local businesses and law enforcement and the crime prevention efforts being put in place. If you are a business owner and would like to work with MPD’s Crime Prevention Team, contact our Crime Prevention Unit by emailing MPDCPU@modestopd.com.”