A man suspected of vandalizing and stealing from more than a dozen Fresno city government vehicles was taken into custody Thursday night, police reported.
Sgt. Brian Valles identified the man as Cham Hernandez, 32. Police believe that Hernandez is responsible for breaking the windows on code enforcement vehicles early Wednesday at a parking lot in the 2700 block of Tulare Street.
Cell phone chargers and other property were taken from the vehicles. Damage is estimated in the thousands of dollars.
Valles said detectives identified Hernandez from video evidence and prior contacts and found him near Courthouse Park. He admitted to the burglaries Tuesday and Wednesday, and said he traded stolen items for narcotics, Valles said.