EL CERRITO -- A woman was arrested Wednesday after she was caught opening and emptying a package that had been delivered to a nearby home minutes before, police said.

A police sergeant was riding his motorcycle in the 900 block of Richmond Street Wednesday morning when he saw the woman, identified as 21-year-old Tessy Azuara, opening and emptying a package on the side of a house, according to El Cerrito police.

After the officer detained Azuara, he found out she had just taken the package after it had been left at the door of a home by a delivery company. She had other items with her which were possibly stolen from other packages in the area, police added.

Officers also learned that Azuara was wanted in Napa county for a prior theft.

Police are asking that anyone who may have seen Azuara prowling around their home or who may have missing packages to contact the department for further investigation at 510-237-3233.

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