An unlocked truck resulted in the theft of a backpack containing personal information from in front of a residence in north Reedley on Jan. 16.
The burglary occurred shortly before 11 a.m. in the 1100 block of North Klein Avenue, east of Reedley College. According to Reedley police Sgt. Dave Omstead, the 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck parked in front of a residence was “unsecured” — or unlocked — and a thief or thieves were able to gain easy entrance.
According to the victim a tan-colored tactical backpack was taken. The backpack contained work-related photo identification, a birth certificate and other items. No cash value was determined from the theft.
Back on Jan. 13, a GMC vehicle parked along the 1400 block of East Curtis Avenue had its license plate stolen sometime around 4 p.m.
Those were the only recent car theft-burglary cases in Reedley for the week, although there were two vehicle thefts in Parlier — on Jan. 14 and Jan. 18. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office also handled a vehicle theft from the 9300 block of South Monson Avenue south of Orange Cove at about 6 p.m. on Jan. 16.