Police made seven felony arrests and 22 misdemeanor arrests during an operation targeting crime in the Tower District.
The operation began last week and ended Monday, police Sgt. Diana Trueba said. It targeted an area from Belmont Avenue to the south and McKinley Avenue to the north, and from Abby Street on the west to Palm Avenue on the east.
Among the felony arrests was that of Jose-Perez Arreola, 25, who was taken into custody in the 400 block of Olive Avenue, where he was found in possession of a laptop computer stolen from Fresno State, Trueba said. She said Arreola admitted to the break-in and was booked on charges of possession of stolen property, burglary, a probation violation on a domestic violence charge, and possession of an illegal knife.
About 70 suspects were contacted by officers during the operation. Police also used cadets who contacted residents and distributed flyers alerting them to methods to avoid becoming a crime victim.
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Tower District business owners have been vocal on social media about unwanted trespassers and Trueba said officers provided information on what actions to take to remedy the problem.