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‘Proactive’ policing leads to arrests of 2 suspected lumber thieves

SAN ANTONIO – An officer who was being “proactive” when it got here to investigating the theft of costly lumber from a development web site has arrested two males who he says he caught within the act Thursday morning.

SAPD: Suspecting cop watches development web site of earlier theft, catches pair of thieves within the act

The development web site, which is situated on Carnahan Street not removed from Broadway and Hildebrand, had been focused by thieves someday prior.

According to a sergeant on the scene, somebody had stolen plywood and a number of other wooden planks in the course of the earlier theft.

Pair arrested after making an attempt to steal from development web site, police say (KSAT)

He says one officer, particularly, determined to be proactive and regulate the positioning simply earlier than dawn Thursday in case the thieves got here again.

The officer sat in his marked patrol automobile simply down the road from that space.

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Shortly earlier than 7 a.m., he observed two males who appeared to be taking lumber from the positioning, police stated.

The officer then moved in and arrested these males at gunpoint.

Police say the truck the suspects had pushed to the scene additionally was reported stolen.

A couple of development employees who arrived a short while later to begin their shift advised KSAT 12 News they have been glad to hear of the arrests.

They say the associated fee of lumber is very excessive now, and the positioning has been focused by thieves a number of instances not too long ago.

Police suspect that the 2 males who they arrested have stolen earlier than, and probably have been chargeable for the thefts on the development web site Wednesday.

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