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Two Arrests Made After Car Burglaries

Novato Police nab a pair of Novato residents believed to be breaking into cars.

Novato Police apprehended two suspects engaged in alleged auto burglaries.

Officers on patrol came upon a car with an open door on the 1000 block of Second Avenue at 11:35 p.m. on Thursday. Upon investigation, a suspect was found lying across the car’s seat.

The suspect ran away, leaving behind property that was believed to have been stolen. A second suspect, found in a different vehicle on Second Street, was found and arrested. Frisly Rivera-Ortega, 20, of Novato war arrested for supposedly burglarizing the vehicle in which he was found.

A few hours later, around 2:30 a.m., police responded to a call of a suspicious person at the Diablo Avenue Safeway. There, they arrested Jose Rivera-Ortega, 19, of Novato. He was identified as the person who had earlier fled from police.

Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail for auto burglary. Jose Rivera-Ortega was also booked for resisting arrest. Additional charges are being sought for both suspects, including violating probation and being in possession of stolen goods.

Craig Belfor May 12, 2013 at 01:40 PM
The reason the cops have a good pinch record is the same reason we have so much crime-- a target rich environment.
Bubbasixpack May 12, 2013 at 02:01 PM
Affordabe housing at it's best. Our taxes pay these dirtbags to live here. The cops and the press are told to not list the addresses so we can't see the wino warehouses that our tax dollars support. Keep advertising in Richmond for more scum. There are still a few of us who have something worth stealing.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr May 14, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Frisly Rivera-Ortega, 20, and Jose Rivera-Ortega, 19, were arrested after resisting arrest, on car burglary charges AND others. Although they are Novato residents, the public is not privileged to know if they are American citizens or illegal aliens because of the Turquoise Palace social engineers' exception to their "transparency" policy when it serves them to add privileges to their chosen people. Has anyone noticed that Police Blotter used to include the 6 most apparent crimes reported each day and now only one per day is reported? Free Press?
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr May 14, 2013 at 05:56 PM
@ M. Manzano, but 71% of the registered voters in Novato declined to cast a ballot in the city council elections. The old adage that you get the politicians that you deserve was never more true. Vote! Make "incumbent" a four letter word.
Jerome J Ghigliotti Jr May 14, 2013 at 06:00 PM
I recall my statistics professor saying that there are lies, d*mned lies, and statistics. NPD policy was and is to excuse illegal alien crimes because it is politically correct to do so and to prosecute those who expose that. First person experience. Come to my trial on May 22nd.

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