Three Clinton men tailed, charged in theft


By Chris Berendt - [email protected]



Cruz


Gonzalez


Francisco


ROSEBORO — Three men are facing charges in connection with a break-in after they were tracked down by a witness, who called in the incident as he followed them and led sheriff’s deputies to the location of the getaway vehicle.

The break-in was reported just after 7 p.m. Saturday at the 5600 block of North Salemburg Highway, Roseboro. According to reports, the only item taken was a $30 tire iron. Three men are now facing charges.

William Velez Cruz, 48, of 200 Wheat Lane, Clinton, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. Rogelio Ramiro Francisco, 28, and Miguel Gonzalez, 47, also of the Wheat Lane address, each received a charge of conspiring to break-in to a building.

Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said the arrests were made after a description of the vehicle was called in and the caller tailed the occupants.

“The caller advised unknown subjects had attempted to force their way into the residence and then fled the location,” Smith said. “The caller was able to follow the suspects safely and provide a detailed description of the suspects and the vehicle.”

Officers responded to the location and located the vehicle, a 1996 Ford Ranger, on Parker Memorial Road. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the three men were taken into custody.

All three men were placed under $5,000 secured bond for the felony offenses and given a court date of April 15.

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By Chris Berendt

[email protected]

Cruz
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Gonzalez
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Francisco
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Reach Managing Editor Chris Berendt at 910-249-4616. Follow the paper on twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.

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