Originally published as a Madera County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“On August 31, 2021 shortly after 11pm, MCSO Deputy Johnathan Rodriguez was conducting routine patrol on the Madera Community College campus when he discovered a burglary in progress.
The suspect fled in a vehicle, crashed through a chain-link fence, and drove towards CA-99. Deputy J. Rodriguez pursued the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver, 19 year old Jobsan Enoc Garcia Baca of Los Angeles, was found to be in possession of a large amount of construction tools in his vehicle.
Following a subsequent search of the MCC campus, deputies located a cut chain on a perimeter fence, several open trailers, and a large number of tools staged around the campus.
Baca was arrested and transported to the Madera County Jail where he was booked for felony burglary, as well as misdemeanor charges of receiving stolen property, vandalism, and possession of burglary tools.
Sheriff Tyson Pogue remarks, “I commend Deputy Rodriguez’s diligence. As a result of his proactive efforts, a potentially substantial burglary was thwarted, and all property was returned to Madera Community College.”
FELONY ARREST FOLLOWING DISCOVERY OF IN-PROGRESS BURGLARY was last modified: September 7th, 2021 by