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Video finds accused burglary suspect, police say

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

There was no response to Action News from a repeat burglary suspect who apparently picked the wrong business to target this time. First caught on camera- and now just plain caught.

Fresno police say they know the suspect well. Officers say James Jones has been arrested for everything from auto theft to burglarizing homes and businesses.

Tuesday officers caught up with him once again.

James Jones did not respond as he was taken to jail for the twelfth time this year.

It took Fresno police detectives just a few seconds to recognize him in the latest surveillance video that detectives say proves he's still up to the same old thing.

"This individual is not homeless, however he stays with various individuals throughout the neighborhood. Has a network of associates that are also known burglars, drug dealers," Clayton Smith of the Fresno Police Department said.

The video shows what appears to be the suspect riding up to the business. Once the bike is parked, he breaks into company trucks and rummages around, stealing tools or anything valuable.

James Richards owns Future Home. He is fed up with the continuous crime. Tuesday he turned over the latest evidence he collected to Fresno police.

"It's really unnerving. Especially to know we've got this twice now, two different nights over the period of the same month, where the same person was caught, on video, very clearly," Richards said.

Even though the video shows the suspect casing the business, apparently he didn't take note or care about the specialty of this business. They are experts in audio and video technology, and he's being captured on the latest high definition cameras.

Richards says the suspect isn't getting away with a whole lot, but fixing all the damage is getting expensive.

"Our policy now, of course is to leave as little as possible in any of the vehicles so there's not a lot to steal anymore. That doesn't stop him though from damaging vehicles trying to break into them," Richards said.

But like so many others arrested for property crimes, Jones is set free just hours after he's booked into the Fresno County Jail.

As of Tuesday night, Jones was still in custody.

His friend was also arrested on outstanding warrants. He also had several empty drug syringes in his pocket.

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