Men arrested in theft of Christmas decorations
Two men allegedly stole Christmas decorations in the Northern California town of Ripon.
A local resident called police just before 11:30 p.m. Friday, reporting that they were watching someone possibly stealing some Christmas decorations.
The caller stayed on the line and gave updates until police showed up.
Once at the scene, police stopped a black Acura Integra. Inside, police say they found burglary tools and suspected stolen property, including decorations.
Among the items was a Christmas igloo decoration.
Robert Emerson Wangelin and Bobby John Essay, both 39 and both from Modesto, were arrested and now face auto burglary, conspiracy and grand theft charges. Wangelin also faces a parole violation.