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Men accused of break-ins, theft at Keystone

ROBERT ALLEN
summit daily news

SUMMIT COUNTY – Two men face first-degree criminal trespass charges and more after allegedly breaking into vehicles in the Keystone area, taking a toolbox – and 15 cents.

Richard Juarez, 18, and Salvador Sotelo-Saenz, 19, were arrested early Friday morning after a caller tipped off deputies to a Dodge minivan leaving the scene of one of the attempted break-ins, according to a report from Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Sotelo-Saenz, the driver, first told a sheriff’s deputy that he and Juarez were visiting friends in Summit Cove. The deputy asked what was they were really doing and Sotelo-Saenz replied, “we were breaking into cars,” according to the SCSO report.

“I asked Sotelo-Saenz how many cars he broke into tonight and he replied, ‘I think around five.’ I asked if he had taken anything from the cars and he replied, ‘the tool box in the back and some money,'” according to the report.

Juarez reportedly declined to answer questions and later chose to speak with an attorney before being questioned. Sotelo-Saenz agreed to show deputies which vehicles were broken into as well as the ones where break-ins were attempted.

Shortly after pulling over Sotelo-Saenz, the deputy saw a glass smoking pipe with marijuana residue on it, and Sotelo Saenz allegedly said it was his, according to the report.

Charges against Juarez include two counts of first-degree criminal trespass, criminal mischief of $1,000 to $20,000, illegal alcohol consumption or possession by an under-aged person, possession of burglary tools and theft of less than $500, according to the Summit County Jail register.

Charges against Sotelo-Saenz include two counts of first-degree criminal trespass, criminal mischief of $1,000 to $20,000, illegal alcohol consumption or possession by an under-aged person, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and theft of less than $500, according to the jail register.

Robert Allen can be contacted at (970) 668-4628 or rallen@summitdaily.com.


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