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Stolen car stopped with suspect inside
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On his way to a Thursday afternoon, June 25 call about vandalism on Darrah Street, Officer Jeremy Caron spotted a stolen car at Central and Herndon and he shifted priorities. Caron initiated a 3:11 a.m. traffic stop in the area of Herndon and Central avenues and apprehended a car theft suspect.

Driver Jose Mercado-Torres, 25, of Ceres, was arrested for auto theft, possession of stolen property.

Caron learned about the stolen car, a red 1997 Toyota Corolla stolen in Ceres on June 5, during a shift briefing.

A second occupant of the car was not arrested.