Parolee picked up at Target store

ATWATER -- A 29-year-old Delhi man was arrested Friday morning at the Atwater Target store, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

Andy Avila, on parole for possession of stolen property, was picked up at the store by officers after they received a report of attempted car thefts at the 3300 block of Applegate Road.

Witnesses chased Avila and called the sheriff's department.

Avila was found at Target with about $100 of stolen property with him, which also linked him to a burglarized house and stolen car, a deputy said.

Avila is being held at the Merced County Jail without bail. An arraignment date has not been set.

-- Danielle Gaines