2 arrested after stealing from unlocked cars in Clovis, police say

CLOVIS, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A man and a juvenile were arrested on Wednesday morning after a neighbor reported seeing the suspect stealing from unlocked cars in Clovis, the Clovis Police Department said.

According to officers, a neighbor near Bullard and Minnewawa Avenues called 911 just before 5 a.m. to report two suspicious people possibly breaking into parked cars.

Police say due to the fact a neighbor called immediately and was able to provide a description of the suspects and the car they were in, officers located and detained both of them in less than 10 minutes. A male suspect, identified as 18-year-old Angel Alcala of Fresno, was found with an infant in the car they were using, and a juvenile was found nearby hiding with stolen property.

While checking the area, officers say at least three unlocked cars were found to have items stolen from them.

According to police, both Alcala and the juvenile suspect were arrested on suspicion of theft, possession of stolen property, and child endangerment. Alcala was booked into the Fresno County Jail, and the juvenile was cited and released to a guardian. The infant was found to be unharmed and turned over to the family.

Due to the incident, the Clovis Police Department encourages residents to remember to always lock their cars and never leave items of value in public view.

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