Police say they recovered $75,000 in stolen tools and equipment and arrested the man they believe took many of the items two days later.
An investigation began after employees at Waste Connections reported a burglary at 4 a.m. Monday at their facility located at 2101 IH 10 West, Seguin Police Department spokesperson Officer Tanya Brown said in a news release.
“The preliminary investigation revealed that a Hispanic male, whose face was concealed with bandanas, entered this location and stole more than $55,000 in tools and miscellaneous items,” she said.
Police later identified the suspect as Paul Anthony Sanchez, 39, of Seguin, Brown said. With a warrant in hand, investigators searched as local residence where they believed the stolen items were, Brown said.
“As a result of that search warrant, detectives located and seized all the stolen property from the burglary at Waste Connections, two stolen trailers and a significant amount of additional stolen property,” she said.
Officers estimate the recovered property is valued at more than $75,000, Seguin Police Detective Lt. Mike McCann said.
Sanchez was arrested on Wednesday and booked into Guadalupe County Jail on a charge of theft of property between $30,000-$150,000.
He is being held on $75,000 bond.
McCann attributed the arrest to the detective’s hard work and the community’s assistance.
“This investigation was concluded quickly due to exceptional police work, but more importantly a strong relationship with our community,” he said. “Without community involvement, there is no doubt this investigation would still be ongoing.”