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San Marcos Crime Ring Steals Thousands in Equipment

By Camelia Juarez
News Director

San Marcos police have indicted 20 suspects for stealing heavy equipment, vehicles and other property and sold those items for cash or drugs.

The crime ring stole more than $765,000 worth of equipment, according to detectives.

A large group of individuals had a systematic way to locate items then steal, transport, store and sell items undetected by police, according to detective investigation.

The stolen items include: construction equipment, trailers, high-end mountain bikes, electronics, jewelry, wheels, tires, a commercial grade power washing rig and firearms.

Suspects utilized their criminal network to resell stolen items for cash or significant amounts of methamphetamine.

Several of the suspects are involved with a criminal network responsible for selling guns and narcotics. The organization included members and associated od criminal gangs such as Aryan Circle and Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, investigators confirmed.

Property recovered:

Heavy equipment

  • 1.      2009 white Bobcat T-300 track skid steer
  • 2.      2011 yellow/blk Caterpillar 277c skid steer
  • 3.      White Bobcat 763g skid steer front loader
  • 4.      Green John Deere 3400 tractor
  • 5.      Kubota KX-121-3 super series excavator
  • 6.      2011 orange Ditch Witch RT45
  • 7.      Yellow / black 2015 Case TR270 skid loader

Trailers

  • 1.      2017 black Big-Tex 16ft trailer
  • 2.      2001 Trailmaster 10ft utility trailer
  • 3.      2000 black homemade 18ft flatbed trailer
  • 4.      2005 Amera Trail 16ft black utility trailer
  • 5.      2016 Big-Tex 14ft trailer  – 20 foot dovetail
  • 6.      2013 black Big Tex utility trailer
  • 7.      2014 black Big Tex trailer

Lawn equipment

  • 1.      Red Exmark commercial 30 walk-behind mower
  • 2.      Red Gravely compact-pro 32 zero-turn riding mower

Vehicles

  • 1.      2011 Ducati motorcycle
  • 2.      Gray 2010 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 3.      2008 white Dodge pickup
  • 4.      2013 white Dodge Ram pickup

Welders & generators

  • 1.      Champion power equip 3400 watt generator
  • 2.      Hobart 210 handler MIG welder
  • 3.      Miller welder
  • 4.      Lincoln Classic 300D welder
  • 5.      Red Honda EU2000I generator

ATVs

  • 1.      2004 Polaris Ranger

Miscellaneous equipment

  • 1.      Space gray Apple Macbook Air (model: a1466)
  • 2.      Jewelry – silver men’s ring
  • 3.      Four black tires & custom 26-inch wheels
  • 4.      2012 Trek Remedy 9 full suspension bicycle

 

Featured image by Camelia Juarez.

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