Merced Police say they caught a burglar red handed

Officers arrested Joseph Jones early Saturday morning. (Officers arrested Joseph Jones early Saturday morning in Merced)

Officers arrested Joseph Jones early Saturday morning. They say the 27-year-old was walking out of the bushes near the Pacific Pride Landscape business on Riggs Avenue. Investigators found several locks on the property were cut, and jones had bolt cutters with him.

He admitted to stealing a shop vacuum and gas can before police arrived. He was booked into jail for charges including commercial burglary.
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