Porterville Police arrest two suspected of trying to steal electronics from elementary school
Over $10,000 of electronics were taken from school
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PORTERVILLE, Calif. - Porterville Police arrest two suspected of attempting to take thousands of dollars worth of electronic devices from an elementary school, Thursday.
On August 22 at about 5:56 a.m., officers of the Porterville Police Department were dispatched to a Porterville area elementary school, regarding a burglary.
When officers arrived, they were directed to a classroom that had, had the window broken into.
Upon officers entering the classroom, a man was found hiding inside.
Michael Chavez was quickly detained and officers located numerous electronic items inside and outside the classroom which Chavez had removed and intended to take.
Additional electronic items were also found in a shopping cart across the street from the school.
Chavez was arrested and transported to Sierra View Hospital where he was treated and released for cuts he sustained while entering the classroom through the broken window.
Detectives contacted witnesses who said a woman had been seen near the burglary and may be associated to the crime.
While on scene, detectives noticed a woman, Isabel Magana, matching the description of the possible suspect.
Magana was detained and found to be in possession of burglary tools, items associated to Chavez, and narcotic paraphernalia.
Over ten thousand dollars of electronics had been taken from the school, all of which were recovered and returned.
Chavez and Magana were booked into the custody of the Tulare County Sheriff's Department for burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Magana was also charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
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