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On Monday, July 8th, the Sonora Police officers arrested 33-year-old Christopher L. Anstine of Empire, 32-year-old Joseph D. Jones of Waterford, and 32-year-old Sara K. Sanchez-Morales of Ceres for Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Possession of Stolen Merchandise, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Early Monday morning, at around 3:30 a.m., the Police Department received a call of suspicious activity near the back of Lowe’s. The caller reported seeing subjects loading items from a storage container into the back of a white van. Our officers arrived in the area after the subjects fled the scene, but were able to locate the van and its three occupants a short distance away behind Walmart.
The investigating officer found that the occupants of the vehicle cut the locks of the storage container at Lowe’s and had stolen a Samsung electric stove. A search of the vehicle also revealed numerous burglary tools, drug paraphernalia, and a small amount of heroin. All three subjects were arrested and booked into the Tuolumne County.