Aug 23 2018

Auto Burglary Suspects Apprehended


On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at approximately 4:10 AM, the Piedmont Police Department received a phone call from a resident who reported two unknown subjects inside of her neighbor’s vehicle in the 100 block of Bell Avenue.

Piedmont Police Officers responded to the area and detained two adult subjects. The subjects were positively identified as Michael Joseph Vargas (Modesto) and Clay Henson (Berkeley). Both suspects were arrested that day on August 21 for Auto Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, and Possession of Burglary Tools.

A search of the suspect vehicle resulted in locating other stolen property from San Francisco. Both suspects are currently in custody in the Santa Rita Jail.

Suspect Vargas

Suspect Henson

If anyone has any additional information related to this incident, please call Detective Jeff Spranza at (510) 420-3013.

If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the Piedmont Police Department Tip Line at (510) 420-3055. For press inquiries, please contact Captain Chris Monahan at (510) 420-3012.

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