Five arrested for theft of 600 lbs of walnuts in Visalia

FRESNO, Calif.

The group was caught near Saint Johns and Lovers Lane when a ranch manager spotted them.

The suspects ran across the Saint Johns River, but sheriff's deputies and Visalia Police Officers were able to catch them. All five, including Sarn Saetern, 20, were arrested.

Investigators say 220 pounds of walnuts had already been loaded into a car -- the rest was hidden along the river bank.

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