Fast Response by a Patrol Officer Foils an Auto Thief

August 8 2012 3:46pm     4717 SPID     UUMV/Burglary to Vehicles

Officer Vela was dispatched to Best Buy for a report of someone breaking into a vehicle. Upon arrival Officer Vela observed a male matching the description of the suspect that was broadcast. Officer Vela detained the subject who was in possession of a screw driver and a 17 inch round metal pry bar. A witness positively identified Gumecindo Hernandez, 30, as the man who was seen breaking into vehicles.  A total of three damaged vehicles were located. Two of them had damaged steering columns indicative of an attempted theft of vehicle.  One of the vehicles was said to have actually been moved to a different location. Gumecindo Hernandez was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and burglary to a motor vehicle.


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