Sheriff: Longview man arrested in connection with lawn equipment theft
POSTED: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 5:08pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 5:11pm
Gregg County, Texas — Sheriff Maxey Cerliano and the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of 27 year old Moises Penaloza, of Longview, in connection with the theft of over $3200.00 in lawn maintenance equipment.
Just after midnight on May 20, residents who live near Weber Landscaping on North Fuller Road witnessed two suspicious persons on the landscaping business property and called the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded and learned that two box trailers owned by the landscaping company had been broken into and lawn maintenance equipment valued at over $3200.00 was missing. The witnesses provided a vehicle description and license number for the suspects.
The vehicle was later located by Longview Police on Green Street in Longview. One of the occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and Penaloza was arrested at the scene. The stolen lawn equipment was recovered inside Penaloza’s vehicle. The investigation continues regarding the second suspect.