A San Jose man is behind bars after the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said he stole a patrol vehicle at a gas station in Castroville.
The Sheriff’s Office said a deputy stopped at a gas station on Sanchez and Merritt Street and parked in the back. He left the car idling because they have fobs, but the doors were locked.
While the deputy was inside, he said a person came in to tell him someone was driving his car. The deputy said he went outside and saw that his patrol car was now at the front of the business and a man was sitting in the front seat.
The Sheriff’s Office said they believe the suspect, Charles Davis, broke a window to get in. He is facing vehicle theft and vandalism charges.