Deputies recover stolen equipment, nab thief in Bexar

Atascosa County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered stolen equipment recently that was stolen in two separate burglaries from L-O Transport at FM 536 and FM 1784. Chief Deputy Sheriff

David Soward stated that the L-O Transportation Company yard was burglarized and a 2012 Dodge pickup, a Miller welder, a chop-saw and other equipment was reported stolen to deputies.

The yard was burglarized again on January 7th and 16 heavy duty batteries and a 1984 Chevrolet Blazer was reported stolen to Sergeant Deputy Max Peralta.

Sgt. Peralta responded to a suspicious vehicle call in Las Gallinas on FM 536 where he found the abandoned 1984 Chevrolet Blazer that had been taken earlier that morning. Sgt. Peralta was able to track down a possible suspect to a location off of US 281 North in Bexar County. At that location, deputies recovered the welder and other stolen equipment from the first burglary on December 26th.

Deputies also located all 16 stolen batteries concealed in the trunk of a car parked on the property.

Sergeant Investigator Matt Miller obtained two arrest warrants for the suspect in connection with the two cases.

On January 21st, the suspect identified as Carlos Manuel Cabrito, 38, 25501 US 281, San Antonio was arrested by Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies on the Atascosa County warrants, according to Chief Soward.

On adjacent property, the Bexar County officers recovered the stolen 2012 stolen Dodge pickup that was taken on December 26th. The truck was half stripped when recovered.

In all, sheriff’s deputies recovered $57, 360 in stolen property, Soward stated. Cabrito is being transported to the Atascosa County Jail from Bexar County and is charged with theft over $1,500 and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Bond on Cabrito was set at $50,000 by Justice of the Peace Betty Caballero. Chief Soward added that charges on Cabrito may be upgraded as result of an ongoing investigation by sheriff’s investigators.

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