Four Men Arrested For Stealing Tires, Rims From Business
POSTED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 6:06pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 5:45pm
EL PASO— Four men were arrested on Friday with the help of El Paso Police Recruit trainees after a brief foot chase when the men were caught stealing tire rims from a business.
El Paso police were sent to the U-Pull-It on Alameda to investigate a theft. The investigation revealed that Kevin Wiles, 18, David Caro, 20, Cristian Marquez, 21, and Omar Lopez, 21, were stealing tires and rims through the rear of the U-Pull-It. The stolen items were being loaded into a maroon pickup truck.
Police followed the truck into a business parking lot after the driver refused to stop. In the parking lot, Wiles, Caro, and another male ran out of the stopped vehicle. Police officers & the trainees began a foot chase after the three men. The officers and recruits caught Wiles and Caro. The other male was not caught.
Marquez and Lopez were taken into custody immediately after the truck came to a stop. Marquez and Lopez were charged with theft over $500 and under $1,500; their bond was set at $1,500. Wiles and Caro were also charged with theft over $500 and under $1,500, and were charged with evading arrest. Wiles' bond was set at $4,000 and Caro's at $3,500.
Police recovered 10 rims and tires at the time of the stop.
The investigation is still ongoing.