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Daytime burglary leads to Turlock woman's arrest
Gisele Hernandez
Gisele Hernandez

A Turlock woman is facing a litany of criminal charges after being caught breaking into a residence while the homeowner was at home.

The suspect was identified by the Turlock Police Department as Gisele Hernandez, 22, of Turlock.

The incident began shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 1800 block of Valparaiso Drive.

The homeowner spotted a woman walking through the backyard and then heard sounds of someone attempting to break into the garage, said Turlock Police spokesperson Deandra Wiley.

The homeowner was able to make a quick escape out of the home and called 911.

While waiting for police to arrive a neighbor went into the backyard and then into the garage to look for the burglar.

"The neighbor was able to locate a female suspect inside of the garage, in one of the vehicles parked in the garage," Wiley said.

Officers were able to take Hernandez into custody. She was arrested on suspicion of burglary in the first degree, burglary in the second degree during the state of an emergency, attempted auto theft, giving false identification to a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, delaying/obstructing a police officer in performance of their duties, probation violation and additional outstanding warrants.

Hernandez remains in custody in lieu of a $315,000 bail.