Two people were arrested Wednesday after police say they stole produce from Coachella Valley farms.
Sheriff’s deputies found over 400 pounds of freshly picked mangos in a vehicle during a traffic stop of a suspect who was part of an investigation into thefts in Thermal, Oasis, and Mecca, according to a news release. The mangos were identified as having been stolen earlier in the morning from a local farm.
25-year-old, Thermal resident, Carlos Alvarado, and 59-year-old Thermal resident Maria Arciniega were arrested for felony theft of agriculture. Alvarado was also arrested on an outstanding felony theft warrant.