19-Year-Old Arrested for Stealing SUV at Car Wash

19-year-old Jess Vang of Fresno. (Photo contributed by Clovis PD)

On Thursday morning at 11:05 a.m., a stolen vehicle report was made to Clovis PD regarding a black Jaguar F-Pace SUV.

The theft took place at the Red Carpet Car Wash on Willow and Shaw Avenues.

According to the owner of the vehicle, the suspect entered his vehicle and drove off westbound on Shaw Avenue towards Highway 168.

(Photo contributed by Clovis PD)

With the help of the California Highway Patrol’s Air-41 fixed-wing airplane and the Madera County H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Theft) team, they were able to locate the stolen vehicle in North Fork, an hour north of Clovis.

The suspect was arrested without incident and was identified as 19-year-old Jess Vang of Fresno.

Vang will be facing grand theft auto charges and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Tori Lavon is a Multimedia Journalist from Reedley, California. She received her Bachelor's in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting from California State University, Fresno. Currently, she is a radio intern at One Putt Broadcasting. On occasion, Tori has the opportunity to be on-air with talent. She is getting her start in media. She has a passion for reporting, photography, and videography. Tori also has a love for art; she loves to draw, paint, and does pottery on the side. One day she hopes she can be on-air talent at a radio station as well.