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Passerby foils burglary

POSTED June 12, 2012 4:01 p.m.

The keen observation of a passing motorist, and a call to the Turlock Police Department, put an end to a home burglary.

Early Tuesday afternoon, a citizen driving in the 1500 block of E. Marshall Street saw a person carrying what they thought was a television set out of a house. This person then ran to a silver Honda, and drove away at a high rate of speed, according to the police report.

After putting in a call to the police, the citizen then proceeded to follow the silver Honda on a chase around east Stanislaus County and into Merced County. When police officers caught up to the chase, passengers in the Honda were throwing property out the window of the car, said Turlock Police Sgt. Stephen Webb.

Officers were able to pull the Honda over without any further chase. The property thrown out of the car was confirmed as what was stolen from the E. Marshall home, Webb said.

Ricardo Ramos, 18, David Rivera Cruz, 21, Jonathan Ramirez, 24, and a 16-year-old male juvenile were all arrested in the incident.

The burglary is still under investigation.

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program.  Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward. 

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