Two men were arrested during an attempted car theft in San Leandro on Saturday morning, according to police. An officer patrolling the area of Diehl Avenue and Dowling Boulevard around 1 a.m. Saturday saw a car drop off a person and drive away, police said.
The person, later identified as 21-year-old Hector Villanueva-Casillas, walked to a nearby residential neighborhood and officers saw him try to break into a parked vehicle, according to police. Officers approached Villanueva-Casillas and found him with a tool commonly used to break into cars, police said. Officers also found the car that dropped off Villanueva-Casillas in the area and arrested the driver, identified as 19-year-old Jristoff Torres, police said.
Villanueva-Casillas and Torres, both Oakland residents, were arrested for attempted auto theft. Villanueva-Casillas was also arrested for possession of burglary tools, according to police. Both men were booked into Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
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