Turlock police arrested an auto burglar on July 20 after off-duty officers caught him in the act.
Off-duty officers in the 100 block of S. Broadway noticed a male subject reaching into a vehicle at approximately 11:43 a.m.
The suspect, later identified as Gary Reinhardt, 21, had successfully unlocked the door when the off-duty officers approached him, said Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
After stopping the burglary, the off-duty officers broadcasted the suspect’s description to patrol units, who found him a short time later.
Reinhardt was located approximately 45 minutes later in the 400 block of S. Golden State Boulevard, near KFC.
Reinhardt was arrested for auto burglary.