MODESTO (CBS13) – After receiving eight theft reports since Monday, the Modesto Police Department said they have a man in custody who faces several charges of looting and grand theft.

Jeremy Salinas, 37, is being charged with two counts of possessing a stolen vehicle, four counts of grand theft and six counts of looting, police said.

Salinas is accused of stealing power tools and yard equipment valued at $13,000 from multiple vehicles throughout the city, police said. Detectives learned that two of the vehicles Salinas used in the thefts were reported stolen.

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The department said Salinas was previously arrested in March and April on multiple counts of vehicle burglary, possessing a stolen vehicle and evading police.

Police said Salinas was released from those arrests due to the new statewide zero bail policy for misdemeanors and lower-level offenses.

The department said that with charges of looting and additional bail enhancements, they are looking to keep Salinas behind bars for longer this time.


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