Three Men Make Copper Theft a Family Affair
POSTED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 3:24pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 5:29pm
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.