Porch pirate suspect, Jon Douglas was arrested Tuesday in Atwater.

The suspect was caught on video stealing several items from a front porch of an Atwater home.

Incident happened around 8:30 a.m.

Atwater PD officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Redwood for a theft report. During the investigation it was learned that packages were stolen from the front porch of the residence. The victim had a Ring doorbell camera that captured images of the theft, the suspect and suspect vehicle.

Later in the day, APD officers were able to track down and the vehicle and identified a residence in the 1100 block of Kelso as being involved in the incident. A search of the residence allowed officers to recover all the stolen property and arrest John Douglas, 11-26-89, resident of Atwater on the allegation of petty theft. 

Douglas was booked into the Merced County Jail.

His charges include: Petty theft, receiving stolen property of $950 or less w/no priors, according to Merced County jail records.

John Douglas is no stranger to law enforcement. He made it on Merced Daily’s weekly Merced County Theft Suspects article on October 5, 2019. https://bit.ly/2RmPBk7

John also appeared on Atwater Police Department’s Facebook page in 2016.