TACNA, AZ - Three women from Tacna and Wellton face allegations of car theft and second-degree trafficking of stolen property.
The Yuma County Sheriff's Office scored the bust with a good tip, some good luck and an officer's good memory.
The result, three women arrested for possession and trafficking of stolen property.
The women are Enedina Gonzalez, 31, Noemi Hernandez, 31 and Carla Harris, 33.
The good tip led to two search warrants. The first was served in the 39500 block of Ohio Avenue in Tacna, the home where Gonzalez and Hernandez live.
The second warrant was served at the home of Carla Harris in the 8800 block of Avenue 37E in Wellton.
Then came the good luck. While searching the homes, one of the officers recognized some of the stolen items from a burglary two years earlier.
"The burglary we had up at Antelope Heights two years ago, they more or less cleaned the house out. Somebody, they backed up there in the middle of the night and started trying to load stuff onto a trailer. We recovered some of the property and one suspect in custody at that time, but we hadn't recovered all the property. And it just so happens the officer that was doing this search warrant had that case as well and he started looking and recognized some of the items," explains Lt. Darren Simmons of the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.
The estimated value of the stolen property recovered is nearly seven thousand dollars.
All three women will be arraigned in court tomorrow.
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