The Madera Tribune

Click here for TribTV

Woman arrested in fuel theft case

Note: Most newspaper content reprinted here is incomplete and delayed. Want it all? Sooner? Subscribe to our full print and online editions by calling (559) 674-4207 and get both editions for the price of one!

webmaster | 09/18/12

A north valley woman identified as a suspect in a fuel theft case at a cotton gin business, where 250 gallons of gas was stolen, is behind bars after being arrested at her home in Merced County.

Madera County Sheriff’s Ag Crimes detective Adam McEwen tracked 48-year old Amy Tinoco to a residence on Stanford in Planada on Thursday, where she was taken into custody without incident, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Erica Stuart.

The Merced County woman, who lists her occupation as house cleaner, was wanted on receiving stolen property and trespassing charges.

Tinoco, also known as Amy Chavez and Amy Perez, remains jailed in Madera County Department of Corrections in lieu of $30,000 bail, Stuart said.


comments powered by Disqus