Arrests made in three cases
On the evening of February 25, while police officers were patrolling on Stirling Dickinson, they noted a young man who showed evasive behavior; after they stopped and searched the man he was arrested for carrying marijuana for personal use. While he was in the local jail, the officers made a quick investigation and found that Aaron Iván, “El Zorrero,” was involved in 15 previous inquiries for residential burglary in fraccionamiento Capillas.
Arturo Yáñez Saldaña, director of the Public Security Department, commented that at 3am on February 26 they received a call to the 066 emergency system reporting that a house was being burglarized in La Lejona. When officers arrived, they found three men who had loaded a refrigerator, stove, microwave, clothing and other items into a truck. The suspects claimed the owner gave them these things. The police checked the door and found signs of forced entry. Later, the three men confessed that they were stealing the items and were arrested. Two of them are from Colonia Lomas de San José and the other from Colonia Allende. The Public Security Department handed over the men to the Ministerio Público.
The assistant district attorney in Zone D, René Urrutia, said on February 26 that those involved in the burglary in La Lejona were behind bars. Urrutia also commented that they will request that a judge remand the three to jail to await trial.
On the matter of El Zorrero, Urrutia mentioned that this person was arrested for carrying marijuana, not for residential burglary, although he is linked to more than 15 previous inquiries. The District Attorney said that they have recovered several items stolen by El Zorrero. Nevertheless, the possession charge is probably insufficient to keep him in jail before trial, although they will request this as a precautionary measure.
On December 29, 2013, an American man was strangled in his home in Colonia San Antonio and his body hidden in a refrigerator. District Attorney René Urrutia reported that the case has been solved. Urrutia said that a partner of the expat caused his death accidentally and later, due to an emotional crisis, hid him in the refrigerator. The 20-year-old man responsible paid for the damage and currently is restricted from leaving the city. The case will continue until sentencing by a judge.