2 men arrested after truck has stolen items from San Diego

2 men arrested after truck has stolen items from San Diego

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) – Two California men have been arrested in Arizona after their pickup truck was found loaded with about 100 items reported stolen from San Diego area homes.

Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers say 22-year-old Alberto Casillas of Chula Vista and 22-year-old Christopher Hernandez of Coronado were booked Wednesday into the Yuma County Jail on suspicion of drug possession with other charges pending.

DPS was called to the U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 8 to assist with the investigation before San Diego police were contacted.

Police say some of the items in the pickup were identified as being stolen last Saturday in a residential burglary in which $45,000 in property was taken.

They say 15 additional burglaries in the San Diego area may be connected to the recovered property.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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