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High speed pursuit ends with arrest of suspected package thieves
package thieves

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department believes they have apprehended two suspects linked to a series of package thefts from the area.

The suspects were captured after leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Turlock and into Merced County, where it came to an abrupt end when the car broke down.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office General Crimes Unit was conducting surveillance in Turlock on Thursday afternoon. They spotted a man and woman in the neighborhood that matched the descriptions of a pair involved in numerous package thefts over the past several weeks.

According to the sheriff’s department, the pair were out stealing more packages when spotted.

A stop of the vehicle was attempted but the driver refused to comply and instead sped away from the deputies.

A traffic pursuit ensued on Golden State Boulevard from south Turlock into Merced County. The vehicle became disabled at Highway 99 and Liberty Avenue in Merced County.

The suspects attempted to flee on foot but were taken into custody. It turned out the vehicle they had been driving was also reported stolen.

Arrested were Albert Valentino Serrano, 29 and Krystle Nicole Gonzalez, 33, both a Livingston. The pair were arrested on suspicion of auto theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading, petty theft, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools.

If you believe the subjects involved may be responsible for theft against you; please call Sgt. Condit from the General Crimes Unit at 209-652-1564.