Two men were arrested Wednesday in the theft of three vehicles and other property, and one assaulted a police K9 during his arrest, the Visalia Police Department said.
Officers responded to a commercial burglary on Jan. 16, but they didn’t track down any stolen vehicles until Wednesday.
Detectives located one of the stolen vehicles in the driveway of a residence in the 1100 block of North Gowdy Street, police said. Surveillance and a perimeter were set up in the area.
Jose Mora, 35, was arrested without incident.
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Casey Duncan, 25, fled on foot but was arrested after fighting and striking a police K9, police said.
Both men were charged with commercial burglary, the theft of the vehicles, possession of stolen property and operating a chop shop. Additionally, Duncan was charged with battery of a police K9.
All property from the business and one stolen vehicle was recovered from the location as well as additional stolen property linking the suspects to other burglaries, police said.
Another vehicle was recovered by another law enforcement agency and the third is still missing.