A 40-year-old Modesto man was arrested Sunday evening by Ceres Police in the Home Depot parking lot for possession of a stolen vehicle.
At 11:17 p.m. Officer Krandall Vandagriff was directed to the parking lot of Home Depot by police volunteer Dave McCann who noticed a suspicious occupied Chevy pickup in the lot after store hours. By the time Officer Vandagriff arrived McCann was speaking to Daniel Martin, 40, of Modesto near the rear of the vehicle which bore a license plate that had been reported as lost or stolen.
A check of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) revealed the pickup itself had been reported stolen from a Modesto owner.
Martin was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.