Clovis man arrested on charges of burglarizing vehicles

CNJ staff

A 20-year-old Clovis man was arrested early Thursday morning on charges of burglarizing vehicles.

Matthew Gonzales is charged with auto burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, larceny, minor in possession of alcohol and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a news release from the Clovis Police Department. Charges were pending Thursday against three juveniles police say were also involved in the burglaries.

About 3 a.m., according to the release Thursday, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Manson Drive on reports of a vehicle burglary in progress. Upon arriving, they stopped four males, one of whom was carrying a speaker box stolen from a vehicle. According to the release, the group consisted of Gonzales and three 16- and 17-year-old juveniles.

On the suspects, police found several burglary tools and property stolen from vehicles in the area of Cactus Drive, Harrison Avenue, Manson Drive, Sunland Drive and Lore Street, according to the release.

Police believe the burglary suspects were targeting unlocked vehicles for their thefts, according to the release.

Thursday night, Gonzales was in the Curry County Adult Detention Center in lieu of a $30,000 bond.