Officer Mark Sheldon was doing a routine check at about 4:30 p.m. when the registration for a van parked in the lot came up as stolen, according to the report, which said Sheldon watched a woman exit the vehicle and asked if the van belonged to her. She denied being in the van, but later claimed a friend loaned it to her, although she could not provide the name.
Victoria Marie Valdez, 29, of Manteca, was arrested on charges of auto theft and possession of stolen property.
In other police reports:
A July 28 auto burglary in the 3200 block of Ruby Hill Drive netted $400 cash, medication, checkbooks and ATM cards along with miscellaneous other documents and goods. The theft occurred between noon and 6 p.m.
Tools worth $1,100 were stolen from trucks parked in the 6200 block of Stoneridge Mall Road between 5 p.m. July 22 and 7:45 a.m. July 25. Two steel toolboxes worth $500 apiece were pried open and power tools and hand tools were among the items stolen.
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