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Monday, 02 April 2012 13:53

MERCED  - Police were dispatched to the listed address for a burglar alarm at C&S Tow Company. Merced Police Officer’s Eduardo Chavez and Sean Green were the first to arrive at the business. While checking the perimeter of the business the officers found that the back southeast fence had been cut. Officer Green saw a subject inside of a vehicle.

When the suspect saw the officer he began to run in an attempt to escape the scene. Several other officers had arrived securing the perimeter of the business and took the suspect into custody before he was able to make it out of the fenced enclosure. This suspect was identified as Joseph Rivera.


Officers then went into the storage yard to make sure there were no other suspects inside. While searching officers located a second suspect described as a 14 yr. old Hispanic male juvenile. He was also taken into custody without incident.

Officer Chavez called the owner of the property as they had located three vehicles that were open. The owner was unable, at the time, to tell if there was property missing from the open cars.

Rivera was later transported and booked into the Merced County jail for burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and Parole Violations. The juvenile was booked at Juvenile Hall for burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and curfew violations.

Officers were unable to establish if any property was stolen during this incident and there were no injuries to the parties involved.

Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this incident to contact Officer Eduardo Chavez at (209) 385-6913, or the Merced
Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to the police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “ComVIP” as the “keyword” in the text message.


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