RIPON - William Hendy, 27, of Ceres has been arrested by Ripon police officers as a second suspect in a recent commercial burglary and booked into San Joaquin County Jail, according to Sgt. Steve Merchant.
Hendy and the original suspect Tony Arreola, 34, of Ceres were allegedly identified in the Aug. 20 theft of some $11,000 in truck parts, including aluminum rims, electronic control modules and engine parts from Burns Truck and Trailer in the 1400 block of W. Santos Avenue in Ripon.
Working in close cooperation with the victim business, police learned the suspects were attempting to sell the unique parts in neighboring Stanislaus County.
Detectives soon were able to identify one suspect who was known to be on active California Post Release Community Supervision in Stanislaus County.
Ripon detectives located about $8,000 worth of stolen property in plain view in the back of the suspect's truck. The remainder has not been found, Merchant said.
Arreola was known to be on active California Post Release Community Supervision in Stanislaus County, police said.
Probation authorities assisted in finding the suspect, aiding officers in making the arrest.