Hanford man arrested on multiple counts | Crime and courts

At 4:30 a.m. Thursday, June 23, the Hanford Police Department received a call from a victim whose vehicle had been broken into.

During the investigation, officers were advised that among the items removed from the vehicle were a pair of Apple Air Pods and video surveillance of the vehicle break-in was obtained.

Officers jammed the area and, during a search of the Ash and Fairmont Streets area, officers located a male on a bicycle matching the CCTV suspect’s description.

Officers recognized the man as Manuel Huerta, 19, from previous contacts. Officers have been looking for Huerta, who has an arrest warrant for allegedly cutting off his ankle monitor.

When officers made contact with Huerta, he began to resist and attempted to flee, but officers were able to arrest Huerta. A search of his backpack was conducted where officers reportedly found several items stolen from vehicle break-ins around Hanford.

The stolen items located on Huerta were the Air Pods, a Mac Book Pro computer, a Dell laptop, a substantial amount of coins from the center consoles and other miscellaneous electronic devices.

As the stolen items were identified, it became apparent that Huerta was responsible for several vehicle break-ins throughout Hanford in recent weeks, according to Hanford police officials. The identified stolen items were returned to the victims, and Huerta was incarcerated in Kings County Jail on numerous felony charges.

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