Careful police work led to the arrest of seven people in three separate incidents in recent days.
In one, a man and woman from Turlock were arrested for receiving stolen property after an officer noticed a suspicious car in a parking lot on Bernal Avenue between Foothill Road and Interstate 680, according to police reports.
Daniel Allen Coats, 31, was on parole and Heather Victoria Salen, 29, was on probation; a search of their vehicle turned up $5 bills that had been altered to look like larger denominations, police reports said. Police seized five counterfeit $50 bills and one $100 bill in the incident, which occurred around 1:53 p.m. April 17.
Coats was also arrested for forgery and Salen was also arrested for being under the influence of drugs, along with parole and probation violations, reports said.
Three people from Stockton were arrested after a call to police around 3:27 a.m. April 22 when a resident heard a car alarm go off near his home. That resident followed a vehicle that was driving away. He lost sight of it, but police were later able to pull over a vehicle matching the description.
Pamalina Rebecca Sanchez, 19; Thaveesak Kham, 23; and Michael Lydell Powell, 33, were arrested at the intersection of Vineyard Avenue and Manoir Lane for auto burglary, receiving stolen property and possession of burglary tools, police reports said. Police discovered a pry bar, lock punch and wire cutters in the vehicle, along with a stolen catalytic converter and a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine. Kham was also arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Two others were arrested at around 4:45 a.m. April 18 after police spotted a car registered in Modesto driving through residential streets.
Rachel Lee Baltimore, 43, of Modesto and Miguel Angel Rosas, 32, of Mountain View were in the car that was pulled over on Via de los Milagros. Police spotted a stolen catalytic converter inside and three others in the trunk. The two were arrested for receiving stolen property and possession of burglary tools.
In other police reports:
* A gang of people stole lingerie worth more than $1,800 in an April 20 grab and run robbery at Victoria's Secret at Stoneridge Shopping Center.
Police are looking for six to eight suspects, including two black males and four to six black females. In all 44 brassieres were stolen in the incident, which took place at about 2:42 p.m.
* Two men were arrested in a bungled burglary at about 1:05 p.m. April 17 in the 9200 block of Klemetson Drive. Jesse Robert Nieto, 45, of Hayward and Jason Michael Medeiros, 46, of Dublin were arrested after a homeowner came home and found them in her garage, attempting to steal a bicycle worth $2,300.
* An overnight burglary at a home in the 2500 block of Skimmer Court netted more than $4,200 in electronics, jewelry, liquor and other items. Among the items stolen was a $1,000 Tiffany silver and gold watch, a $700 laptop, a $600 laptop, cigars and several bottles of liquor. Entry was through an unlocked front door in the break-in, which occurred between 8:10 a.m. April 15 and 1:30 p.m. April 16.
* A $3,500 computer was taken from Pure Red Creative in the 5700 block of Stoneridge Mall Road in an April 20 burglary that occurred around 1:02 a.m. A rear door was broken to provide access.
* Tools worth nearly $3,000 were reported stolen in an April 23 auto burglary that occurred around 4:44 p.m.; a lock on the vehicle was punched to provide access.
* An April 23 burglary at a home in the 5800 block of Sterling Greens Circle yielded $1,000 cash, along with a $600 flat screen TV, a $300 flat screen TV, a $100 video game console, and gift cards worth $95. Entry was though an unlocked living room window; the break-in occurred between 11:10 a.m. and 3:25 p.m.
* The front door was pried open at Sportclips in the 4000 block of Santa Rita Road in an overnight April 18 burglary. Three TVs valued at a total of $600 were taken, along with $150 in computer equipment, a $150 computer monitor and $17 in change. The break-in occurred between 8:30 p.m. April 18 and 9:35 a.m. April 19.
* A scam led to the loss of more than $972 from Korean Village in the 1800 block of Santa Rita Road. The owners received a call saying they hadn't paid their electric bill and it would be shut off if not paid immediately; they bought two reloadable debit cards that can be used instead of cash, and the money from the cards was transferred to the scammer.
Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.