Police arrest three in burglary, theft case

9/17/2013

By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Two Garden City women and a Garden City man were arrested Friday on allegations of burglary, theft and criminal damage.

Clemencia Mata, 24, 1710 N. Center St., and Michael Ruiz, 26, 1710 N. Center St., each were arrested at 1 p.m. Friday on allegations of theft, burglary and criminal damage, and Mariah Romo, 20, 3618 Cheyenne Court, was arrested at 3:10 p.m. Friday on allegations of theft, burglary and criminal damage.

According to the Finney County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to 720 Mid States Drive at about 3 p.m. Wednesday in response to burglaries of storage units located at that address.

Upon arrival, deputies observed that at least nine units had beewn broken into. Items missing included tools, motor oil, herbicide, car parts and four four-wheelers, all worth a total estimated value of $16,105. There was also damage to locks that were cut off the units and damage to a vehicle in one of the units that amounted to approximately $1,660.

The thefts are believed to have occurred some time between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday.

On Friday, sheriff's investigators conducted a search at 3618 Cheyenne Court and located several items reported missing from the storage units.

Officers also recovered one of the four-wheelers at the Cheyenne Court location, and the other three were found in a field near the 3100 block of East Schulman Avenue.

Investigators arrested the three suspects, who were then lodged in the Finney County Jail. The three remain in custody on $25,000 bonds.

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