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Local Burglar Gets 10-Year Sentence

An Oakdale man, on parole at the time of his crime, was convicted of residential burglary, possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of hash oil for sale, and the manufacturing of hash oil in Stanislaus County Superior Court on Oct 9.

On May 23, 2014 around 3:30 p.m. a home surveillance camera showed Jimmy Arredondo, 53, of Oakdale, breaking into an Oakdale home and taking a computer and stealing the homeowner’s truck. Oakdale detectives identified Arredondo as the suspect and later obtained an arrest warrant.

Six months later, on Nov. 14, 2014 at approximately noon, Arredondo was involved in a solo vehicle accident and fled the scene before police arrived. An officer found him a short distance away with large baggy of methamphetamine. Arrendondo also had an ounce of hash oil as well as equipment and chemicals to make hash oil in his vehicle.

Arredondo was also on parole for a 2012 conviction for having methamphetamine for purposes of sale.

Upon entry of the plea between the district attorney’s office and Arredondo, Judge Dawna Reeves sentenced Arredondo to 10 years in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Jeff Mangar stated Arredondo’s new conviction for residential burglary is a ‘strike’ under California’s “Three Strikes” law which can be used double his sentence for any future felony convictions once he is released from prison.