CRAIGSLIST AD POSTING LEADS TO ARREST
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Contact: Angelica Becerra, Public Information Officer
Office: (915) 538-2119
“We Serve With Pride”
EL PASO TEXAS- On 02-22-13, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Strike Team, as part of an on-going investigation of stolen items posted on-line, came across a detailed item for sale posted on Craigslist recognized to be that of a previously reported stolen item.
Strike Team Deputies/Detectives followed up with the listed seller of the item who agreed to meet and show the item(s) listed. Undercover Deputies met with the seller at the 700 block of Sunland Park Drive (parking lot). During the arranged encounter, undercover Deputies confirmed the items to be stolen property reportedly stolen as of 02-09-13. The seller, Roberto Lopez, of the 1000 block of Country Cove, El Paso, TX, was taken into custody by the Sheriffs’ Office Strike Team and booked into the Detention Facility early Saturday morning for Organized Retail Theft. In addition, a male juvenile was also apprehended and charged with the same offense. The juvenile was turned over to Juvenile Authorities (JPD).
ROBERTO LOPEZ (20)
Charges: Organized Retail Theft o/$500-u/$1500