Three Men Make Copper Theft a Family Affair

POSTED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 2:24pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 4:29pm

LAS CRUCES- Police arrested two brothers and their cousin for stealing copper yesterday.

Raul Sanchez, 30, and brothers Juan Ramirez, 20, and Diego Ramirez, 17, were arrested late Thursday afternoon after a witness reported seeing two people running from a construction site.

Sanchez and Diego Ramirez are charged with residential burglary and criminal damage to property. Juan Ramirez is charged with conspiracy to commit a residential burglary and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Sanchez and Juan Ramirez were transported to the Dona Ana County Detention Center with bonds set at $10,000 each. Diego Ramirez was given a juvenile Class III citation and will be held without bond.


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