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September 25, 2012

Suspect arrested in vending machine theft in Turlock

Turlock police arrested a 37-year-old man they caught breaking into vending machines over the weekend.

Police arrested a 37-year-old man they caught breaking into vending machines over the weekend, authorities said today.

According to Turlock police, officers saw Shane Schmidt drilling into a vending machine at the Cost Less Market on West Main Street early Saturday. When they approached, Schmidt allegedly tried to hide property behind the machine.

Officers found a backpack full of quarters, a Dremel drill and a lock. According to police, one vending machine had been emptied of its money and Schmidt was working on a second.

He was arrested on charges of damaging property, possession of burglary tools, petty theft and resisting arrest.

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