Deputies detain teens suspected of burglarizing antique shop
Feb 04, 2009 | 1536 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Three teenagers have been charged with burglary of a building and Bee County Sheriff’s Office deputies have recovered 20 knives stolen from an antique shop in Pettus.

Deputy Capt. Dan Caddell said this week that Deputy J.D. Aguirre uncovered the initial information concerning the unreported burglary.

Aguirre was in Pettus late last month conducting a follow-up investigation concerning a juvenile who allegedly had threatened to stab someone’s dog.

It was during that investigation that the deputy learned of a burglary at Page’s This & That antique shop.

Aguirre contacted Caddell and during an investigation Caddell was able to identify three teens as suspects.

The captain said all three suspects were later arrested on burglary of a building charges on warrants issued by Justice of the Peace David B. Garza.

Two of the suspects were juveniles and their names were not released.

One of the suspects was 17 years old, however, and he was charged as an adult. The suspect was identified as Valentin Garza.

Caddell said the charge is a state jail felony and if the adult suspect is convicted, he could face a term of from six months to two years in a state jail facility and a fine of as much as $10,000.

Deputies were not sure of the value of the knives but some were imported and considered rare.

Judge Garza set bond on the suspect at $5,000 and he was released after posting that amount on Feb. 2. The other suspects were turned over to juvenile authorities.
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