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This black Hyundai was used in several thefts in the Hanford and Lemoore areas.

LEMOORE — A Hanford man was arrested Thursday in connection to thefts in both Lemoore and Hanford, police officials said.

On Aug. 1, the Lemoore Police Department said they received a report that an unknown person stole multiple packages from the 1200 block of Paradise Loop.

Officials said the suspect stole multiple packages off the front porches of homes in the area.

The victims in this case were able to provide video surveillance of the suspect stealing the items and police said the neighborhood itself is covered with high-definition video cameras, which showed a black Hyundai with silver rims in the area at the time of the thefts.

Detectives began following leads on this case and on Thursday were able to identify the suspect as 39-year-old Karl Julius Jensen from Hanford, they said.

Lemoore Police detectives, with the assistance from the Kings County Probation Department, said they went to Jensen’s residence in the 1200 block of Edgewood Drive in Hanford and conducted a probation search.

Officers said several stolen items taken from one of the Lemoore thefts were found in Jensen’s home.

The suspect vehicle was also found in the driveway and police said a search of the car led to the discovery of additional items that had been stolen from a vehicle in Hanford on Thursday morning.

Officials said all of the recovered stolen property was seized and later returned to the owners.

Authorities said Jensen was taken into custody for grand theft as well as for possession of stolen property and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Also located in the house was 38-year-old Victoria Diaz from Hanford, who officials said was wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for a parole violation.

Both Jensen and Diaz were booked into the Kings County Jail and are being held without bail.

If anyone has any additional information on this case or similar thefts regarding these suspects or suspect vehicle, contact the Lemoore Police Department at 924-9574.

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