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Stanislaus County Sheriffs Arrest Suspected Burglar

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Modesto, CA — A man suspected of being involved with at least 15 burglaries in Oakdale, Waterford and Salida is in custody following a vehicle pursuit in Modesto yesterday.

The Sheriff´s Department says 43-year-old Richard Lund was spotted by an off duty Salida firefighter in a vehicle matching the description of one that was connected to the burglaries.

When Deputies attempted to pull Lund over he apparently fled at a high rate of speed.

After a ten minute pursuit, deputies say Lund pulled into the parking lot of an apartment complex where he rammed his car into a Deputies squad car and then fled on foot.

Lund was apprehended a short distance away and placed under arrest. The Sheriff´s Department says several items of stolen property were located in Lund´s vehicle.

Lund faces burglary charges, as well as assault with a deadly weapon and felony evading.