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WALNUT CREEK: Police Scoop Up Two Suspected Burglars, Find Tools Of The Trade


Walnut Creek police, alerted by a citizen, responded to Masters Court in their city early Tuesday morning and – with a little help from a canine tracking team – found a man who admitted to stealing items from a car in the parking lot and another who was allegedly found in possession of a respectable arsenal of weaponry.

Police got their first call at 1:39 a.m., according to a release issued by the department this morning, with officers setting up a perimeter and locating a man identified as Isidro Figueroa nearby. Figueroa was also allegedly in possession of methamphetamine at the time, according to investigators.






Photo, left: Tools of the trade. Officers allegedly found a loaded gun, a switchblade and burglary tools on one of two men arrested early Tuesday after a Walnut Creek resident allegedly spotted the men breaking into a car on Masters Court.

A short while afterward, officers contacted and arrested Jose Chavez for possessing a loaded firearm with an altered serial number, possession of a switchblade, and possession of numerous burglary tools. Figueroa was booked at the Walnut Creek police department and Chavez was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

The ages and hometowns of the two men were not provided by police.

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