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McFarland man arrested twice in two weeks for burglary

Posted at 7:44 AM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 10:44:54-04

The McFarland Police Department arrested a man twice within two weeks for the same crime. 

Police said on Saturday around 6:30 p.m. they responded to 2nd St. and West Perkins Ave. in McFarland for reports of a man trying to get into a storage building. 

When officers arrived they found a large storage unit enclosed in a 7-foot tall fence. As officers approached the property they saw a man carrying items out of the building. 

Police identified the man as Alejandro Duran, 19, of McFarland, Duran went into custody without incident. 

Police determined that Duran climbed over the fence and into the property. He admitted to officers that it was his intention to steal items from inside the building. Officers found property outside of the building including tools, electronics and miscellaneous items that Duran removed. 

Officers said two weeks prior to the incident on Saturday, Duran was arrested by MPD for burglarizing Family Life Worship Center.

On Sept. 1, officers investigated a burglary at the church where multiple items were taken. Officer identified Duran as one of the two suspects involved. The stolen property from that crime was located and returned to the owner and Duran was booked into jail for burglary. 

Duran was currently out on bail from the church incident when we was found burglarizing the storage facility. 

Duran was arrested booked into the Kern County Jail for burglary, possession of burglary tools, and felony committed while out/released on bail.