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Modesto Resident Arrested On Drug And Theft Charges

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Sonora, CA — 25 year old Umberto Valencia of Modesto was arrested Wednesday noon by Tuolumne County Sheriff´s deputies on charges of petty theft, transportation and possession of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia.

Valencia was reportedly acting strangely in the Black Oak Casino parking lot as though he was breaking into a car. When deputies spotted Valencia at the Tuoumne Rd. Mini-Mart they discovered a number of items that had been stolen from a woman´s vehicle at Black Oak. They also found meth and a meth smoking pipe in his vehicle.

He was immediately arrested and booked into the County Jail on $10,000 bail.

Written by Bill Johnson