Fresno police on Saturday arrested a woman who is considered one of southeast Fresno’s top 10 auto thieves, the police department said.
See Lee, 24, was arrested after an operation led police to a gang-related home near First and Belmont avenues. Lee is considered one of the most chronic offenders, had two felony warrants and is on probation for auto theft, Fresno police said.
Fresno police released a list of the top 10 auto thieves in southeast Fresno on Feb. 4. Since that time, 14 arrests have been made for auto theft, including four of the top 10 suspects, the department said.
Fresno police report a 36 percent reduction in crime. As of Feb. 20, there were 71 cars stolen in southeast Fresno during the last 28 days, compared to 110 stolen during the previous 28-day period, the department said.
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Other crime categories have also seen reductions. In the last 14 days, aggravated assaults are down 38.9 percent, burglaries are down 31.6 percent and vehicle burglaries are down nearly 50 percent, Fresno police said.