Thursday, June 12, 2008

Man Hole Covers Recovered

Got Stolen Scrap Metal? This Gal Apparently Did

LABELLE, FL. -- On the morning of June 10, the Hendry County Sheriff's Office received a call from Ashley�s and Sons Salvage Company reporting that someone had just attempted to sell them several man hole covers, steel water pipes, and steel grates.  Ashley�s suspected the items were stolen and refused to buy them. 

They passed the information on to Sergeant Shawn Reed.  Sergeant Reed responded and located the truck and driver at the Azteca store located on State Road 29 south of LaBelle.  Sergeant Reed contacted the Lee County Sheriff�s Office and it was determined the items were the property of the Lee County Water Management and had been stolen from a construction site in the Lehigh Acres area. 

Sheriff Ronnie Lee said due to the cooperation of Ashley�s and Sons, Sergeant Reed was able to locate and arrest Linda Liliana Chavez-Hernandez of 322 South East 14 Street, Immokalee.   The investigation continues and more arrests are expected.

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