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LEMOORE — Three men from Visalia were arrested Friday in Lemoore on suspicion of possession of stolen property, said the Lemoore Police Department.

Around 5:40 a.m., LPD officers said they were dispatched to the area of Golf Avenue and Golf Links Drive for a report of a suspicious vehicle.

While they were checking the area for the vehicle, police said the original reporting party called back in to dispatch advising he observed two males running out of his neighborhood.

Officers said they were able to locate those two subjects in a Honda Pilot that was parked in the area and a third subject was located attempting to leave the area on foot.

Officials said the two subjects in the vehicle were determined to be 30-year-old See Bounthan and 35-year-old Khaseng Thao, both from the Visalia area.

They said the third subject, whose ID was located in the Honda the other subjects were occupying, was identified as 24-year-old Billy Xiong, also of Visalia.

While the three individuals were contacted, police said another reporting party called in saying someone had tried to break into his car, but the alarm scared them off.

Officers were able to complete a search of the vehicle the subjects were occupying and said they located a large amount of what appeared to be stolen property, IDs and credit cards.

The owners of the property located were contacted and at least two victims were located, who then told officials that ID or credit card thefts that had occurred recently within the city of Visalia.

After speaking with the victims and obtaining statements, police said all three subjects were placed under arrest.

Authorities said Bounthan, Thao and Xiong were arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of possession of stolen property and conspiracy. Officials said their bail was set at $10,000 each.

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