Two arrested in Kings County for allegedly burglarizing unoccupied vehicle
ABOVE: Melissa Medellin (L) and Eliezer Enriquez (R) | Kings County Sheriff’s Office
Two people were recently arrested in Kings County for allegedly burglarizing an unoccupied vehicle while under the influence of drugs, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 9, a patrol deputy reportedly came across two vehicles near the Avenal Cutoff, one of which had visible front end damage, and pulled over to make sure no one was hurt. The deputy discovered the damaged vehicle was unoccupied, and that the other vehicle was occupied by two individuals, later identified as Melissa Medellin (45) and Eliezer Enriquez (40).
The deputy also noticed that the back seat of the vehicle Medellin and Enriquez were sitting in was filled with various items and, after running a background check on the occupants, discovered that Medellin’s license had been suspended and Eliezer was on active post-release community supervision.
Medellin and Enriquez also reportedly displayed signs of being under the influence of suspected methamphetamine, and were placed under arrest. The deputy then searched the car and discovered items which appeared to have been removed from the other car, including a radio, front bumper grill, and battery. The rear side window of the other car had also been broken, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The deputy managed to contact the owner of the other car, who said it had been left temporarily along the side of the road after a minor traffic collision. The owner told the deputy the vehicle was locked and that nobody had permission to access it or take items from it.
Medellin and Enriquez were ultimately booked on suspicion of vehicle burglary, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and possession of stolen property.