Police catch Hollister thief ingesting heroin

Multiple stolen items found

HOLLISTER, Calif. - While searching for a burglary suspect in Hollister, officers found the man they were looking for ingesting heroin. 

The arrest took place on March 31, after officers were given surveillance video of the suspect. They identified the burglar as 31-year-old Carlos Sanchez. As officers arrived at Sanchez' home they found him doing heroin in a nearby car. Sanchez had a stolen IPad, and stolen laptop computers in his possession.  

"All items turned out to have been taken during recent burglaries and a theft that occurred in the city of Hollister," said Sgt. Don Pershall. 

Sanchez was booked on the charges of possession of stolen property, petty theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful paraphernalia. 

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