Release Date/Time: 4/16/2013 3:09 PM
Incident: Burglary, Resist Arrest
Report #: 13-040775
Date: Monday, 4/15/2013
Time: 12:25 PM
Location: 200 block of Chaparral Dr.
Officers responded to a call of a residential burglary possibly in progress in the 200 block of Chaparral Dr. Alert neighbors noticed two unknown and suspicious persons park a van in the driveway of the victim residence. The male and female suspects entered the back yard, opened the garage door and shortly thereafter started loading property into the vehicle. The witnesses notified police who arrived on scene quickly.
The suspects were confronted by arriving officers and both suspects attempted to flee on foot, running in different directions, leaving the getaway van in the driveway with the engine running and loaded with property.
Lupercio Placencia (22) out of San Jose, was apprehended a short distance away and arrested. The female suspect was not located but information and evidence developed during the investigation made it possible to identify her as Ruth Raquel Hernandez (29).
The suspect vehicle was towed and the stolen property was returned to its rightful owner.
Placencia was later transported to the county jail where he was booked on charges of burglary and resisting arrest. Hernandez is wanted and arrestable on similar charges.
Anyone with information on Hernandez' whereabouts is asked to contact the Salinas Police Department at 758-7321 or to remain anonymous 775-4222
Release Authorized by: Officer Miguel Cabrera
Telephone: (831) 758-7348