Friday, April 13, 2012

CMPD Recovers Over $1 Million in Stolen Merchandise

Daniel Reyes
Steele Creek Division Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have arrested Daniel V. Reyes on outstanding warrants stemming from a large amount of stolen property he was in possession of that was stolen in several commercial breaking and entering cases.

More than three months ago, Steele Creek detectives began an investigation into a series of commercial B&E cases that had similar trends. In those cases, the suspects disabled security alarms after business hours, forced their way into the establishments and removed large quantities of merchandise. The merchandise ranged from musical instruments, electronics, clothing, hunting and outdoor equipment and even included ballistic vests along with a multitude of other items.

Information gathered during this investigation revealed that the stolen items were being transported and stored in a building located at 1124 Rosewood Avenue in Kannapolis, NC.   On Thursday, April 5, 2012, investigators executed a search warrant of the building. During the search, investigators discovered a marijuana growing operation and recovered a large quantity of stolen merchandise with an estimated value of one-million dollars.

Information and evidence gathered during the investigation revealed that Daniel V. Reyes was involved in this series of property crimes and was selling the stolen property on Craigslist.  Reyes has been charged with four counts of possession of stolen property stemming from cases:
  • B&E- Barefoot Archery- 4410 Old Pineville Rd
  • B&E- SafGard- 2900 Westinghouse Blvd.
  • B&E- American Army Surplus- 5226 E. Independence Blvd.
  • B&E- Diver’s Supply- 800 Clanton Rd.

Reyes also had outstanding arrest warrants in Jefferson County, Kentucky for B&E and Larceny charges at the time of his arrest.   Additionally, detectives have outstanding arrest warrants for Ineido Cepero Aldana and Elias Larosa for their roles in this criminal operation.

Anyone with information concerning their whereabouts’ is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704.334.1600. Detectives are also investigating whether the three men had any involvement in several similar B&E cases.

The CMPD would like to thank the Kannapolis Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department in Kentucky for their critical assistance in this investigation. Detectives are also working to identify the owners of a large portion of recovered property. Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by these property thieves is asked to contact CMPD Detective Amy Kelly at (704) 336-8004.