Modesto police this morning arrested one woman and are looking for a man they believe were involved in an auto theft near downtown Modesto.
Police responded to a report of two suspicious people stealing the tires off of one of two cars parked in the back of a vacant residence in the 500 block of Fifth Street at 7:35 a.m., according to Sgt. Brian Findlen.
When police arrived, the two took off. The woman was found two houses away hiding under a parked car. Police are still looking for the man.
Reyna Vacio, 23, of Modesto, was arrested in connection with auto theft and possession of a stolen vehicle, Findlen said.
The two cars — a Honda Ridgeline truck and a Chevrolet subcompact car — were reported stolen over the weekend from an auto repossession business on Eighth Street, Findlen said.
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