Sting nabs two
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REFUGIO – Unsuspecting homeowners allowed a homeless couple to live at their residence. In exchange for their kindness, a Sony PlayStation and two Nintendo DS game systems were stolen.

Refugio Police Officer Bill Schaefer and Police Investigator Danny Madrigal responded to a residence at 212 Dunbar St. to investigate the theft of three video gaming systems, several video games and movies.

The home owners told the officers that they left to go to H-E-B and returned shortly afterward to find a Sony PlayStation missing. The home owners also reported that previously, two Nintendo DS game systems were missing, but they had not yet reported them to authorities.

The officers’ investigation revealed that the home owner allowed Kristian Campos and Kayla Teague to stay at their residence for three days. That’s when things began to turn up missing.

The officers received a tip that Campos and Teague had been trying to sell a Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation to several people in town. Officers conducted a sting operation, posing as potential buyers.

Teague agreed to sell the PlayStation for $100 and meet with the buyer at a designated location in Refugio.

Chief Andy Lopez Jr., Madrigal, Sgt. Enrique Diaz and Officer Peter Silvas set up surveillance.

“Teague was observed walking toward the buyer, carrying the PlayStation in her hands,” Lopez said. “Once confirmed that the PlayStation was part of the stolen property, officers converged and arrested Teague.

The investigation led officers to the Budget Inn, where officers found Campos in room 11. Inside the room, officers discovered a quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Campos was arrested for possession of marijuana and theft.

Woodsboro Chief of Police Cody Farenthold also participated in the investigation. Farenthold played an integral role in the recovery of the stolen property, Lopez said.

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