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Arrests made in connection with Phoenix scrapyard, DPS says

Arrests made in connection with Phoenix scrapyard, DPS says

Arrests made in connection with Phoenix scrapyard, DPS says

Courtesy of the Arizona Department of Public Safety

Five people were arrested in connection with a scrapyard in Phoenix“the Arizona DPS said.

On June 25, DPS Vehicle Theft Task Force (VTTF) detectives served a search warrant at a Phoenix business near 28th Avenue and Buckeye Road in connection with an investigation into stolen cars.

At the business, detectives reportedly found five intact stolen cars and parts of eight dismantled stolen cars.

DPS listed the intact cars detectives found as:

  • 2005 GMC Yukon (reported stolen in Phoenix)
  • 1991 Ford F250 (reported stolen in Avondale)
  • 1999 Chevrolet Silverado (reported stolen in Phoenix)
  • 2012 Nissan Sentra (reported stolen in Phoenix)
  • 2002 Lexus S300 (reported stolen in Phoenix)

Susana Grajales, 49, was sent to prison on suspicion of operating a scrapyard, theft of means of transport, theft of controlled property and illegal control of a company.

José Francisco Díaz Celis, 48, was also sent to prison and is accused of trafficking in stolen goods and theft of means of transport.

Jose Lopez Cruz, 46, Daniel Torres Jurado, 60, and Eddison Elias Macario, 44, are charged with theft of a means of transportation.

“The VTTF is comprised of municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies engaged in a concerted effort to identify, apprehend and prosecute individuals and criminal organizations that profit from motor vehicle theft and related crimes.” The Arizona DPS said in a press release.

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