Corcoran police received a call of a burglary in progress at the Pizza Factory at approximately 5:45 a.m. Monday and before the day was over, had arrested 23-year-old Peter Vasquez of Corcoran.
Vasquez apparently triggered an alarm when he broke a back window to the business, located in the 1100 block of Whitley Ave., to make his entrance. He was gone by the time officers arrived, but officers did find evidence of the burglary. During their investigation, detectives found additional evidence that linked Vasquez to the crime.
During his arrest, police found items taken from the business, including cash and a wooden high chair. In committing the crime, Vasquez also damaged windows and at least one door.
He was charged with burglary, vandalism, resisting arrest and assault on a peace officer. He was transported to the Kings County Jail in Hanford, where he was being held on $30,000 bail.
In a separate, non-connected incident, would-be thieves broke into the Recreation Association of Corcoran (RAC) sometime during the early morning hours Monday. Although an employee initially responded to the alarm system, nothing was found on first inspection.
More than an hour later, however, motion sensors were tripped and the employee returned, only to be confronted by at least two individuals.
Officers were called to the scene, where they found front offices vandalized and evidence the burglars had attempted to break in to the RAC safe.
Detectives were continuing their investigation Monday into the incident.