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Modesto man arrested on drug charges in Home Depot lot
Beau Shryock
Beau Shryock

A 39-year-old Modesto man was arrested on drug charges Sunday afternoon after  Home Depot loss prevention officers called police about a possible theft involving him and a female companion.

At 3:02 p.m., Officer Jessica Graham was dispatched to the store on Hatch Road where the employee pointed to Beau Shryock, 39, of Modesto, as being involved and noted that a female with Shryock had attempted to still a power drill by concealing it in her purse. The woman took off running when the agent confronted her at the door. 

Shryock claimed to have no involvement.

During a pat down search, Officer Graham located a large knife attached to his belt. He also had another knife attached to his keychain. 

Shryock arrived in a Fiat, with Texas plates belonging to a Chevy. The vehicle ID number traced to a car stolen in Texas.

Inside the vehicle was a collapsible baton and drug paraphernalia, including syringes that were filled with what appeared to be heroin. 

Shryock was arrested on charges of grand theft auto, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a collapsible baton.

The female suspect was not located.