Two more Livingston men were arrested in connection to a string of burglaries reported last week in Merced County, according to Livingston Police Department officials.
On Friday, 36-year-old Manuel Ramirez Pulido Jr. and Jasvir Singh, 30, were taken into custody after officers searched their Livingston homes and found evidence they suspect is linked to various residential and business burglaries, Chief Ruben Chavez said.
In Ramirez Pulido’s home on the 2900 block of Franquette Street, police found burglary tools and stolen property, Chavez said.
After searching Singh’s home, on the 400 block of Franci Street, police found more than 80 stolen credit cards, Social Security cards and driver’s licenses. Officers also found thousands of dollars of stolen property, a handgun and a half ounce of methamphetamine.
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Both suspects are in custody at the John Latorraca Correctional Center.
Ramirez Pulido is being held without bail and charged with possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property and parole violations, according to jail records. Records also show he has a criminal history of alleged burglaries, forgeries and resisting or obstructing police officers or medical technicians.
Among others, Singh is charged with burglaries, receiving stolen property, possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia, jail records show. His bail is being held at $72,000.
Singh has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 2014, records show, some for alleged rape, possessing stolen property and paraphernalia, counterfeiting penalties and identity theft.
Police said more than 20 burglary reports have been completed and “numerous” amounts of property have been returned to local residents.
Last week, another Livingston man, 54-year-old Arturo Perez Quiroz, was arrested in connection to these burglaries on suspicion of stealing $2,900 worth of clothing from a store called Novedades. When officers searched his home, they found stolen property from True Value, Infinity Hair Salon and a local home, police said.
Quiroz was booked into Merced County Jail on suspicion of commercial burglary and possession of stolen property, according to police. He remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to jail records.
Livingston saw an 18 percent decrease in burglaries and 19 percent decrease in larcenies in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to police.
Monica Velez: 209-385-2486, @monicavelez21