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.