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Parolee With Burglary Tools Arrested After Lying About Identity


At about 1:14am Friday, Turlock Police Officer Ayala made a double bicycle stop at Sebastian Drive and Guatavita Drive.

Ayala made contact with and identified the two bicyclists, including Steven Frye, 27, of Turlock, who provided a relative’s name with a date of birth just a month and day off from his own.

Through investigation, Frye’s true identity was discovered and verified through tattoo information and a prior booking photo. Frye was confronted with this, yet denied it was him and continued to stick with his relative’s name.

After Ayala had his dispatcher run Frye, he discovered he was on parole for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon or person addicted to a narcotic.

Frye was immediately arrested, while his buddy was sent on his way.

A search of Frye’s person and belongings incident to arrest led to the discovery of methamphetamines, burglary tools, shaved keys, and a realistic-looking BB gun.

Given the circumstances, it was obvious the duo were up to no good. It’s also worth noting that just 19 minutes prior, officers had responded to a prowler in the 2000 block of N. Quincy Road, but were unable to locate anyone upon their arrival. The location of this stop was about 100 yards away from the prowler call.

Ayala got ahold of a parole agent on the phone and explained what had happened. The agent found probable cause a violation of parole had occurred and authorized that Frye be held until a parole revocation hearing can take place.

Frye was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of possession of methamphetamines, possession of burglary tools, falsely identifying to a peace officer, and violation of parole.

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