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Recycling Business Takes More Than Aluminum Cans

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The Sacramento Police Department has arrested Priscilla Monsibaiz-Alvarez, 25, Jorge Alvarez, 27,and Jose Navarro, 27, for receiving stolen property at a recycling business.

Officers received information that the PM & NC Recycling Center located at Northgate Blvd and Harding Avenue was buying stolen property. Detectives began a three week investigation into the business utilizing undercover officers to sell tools and bicycles to employees of the recycling center. The employees bought the property despite knowing that the items were stolen.

On December 28, 2010, officers arrested three suspects and recovered stolen property. The property located and believed to be stolen included 33 high end bicycles, electronic equipment, a gun, and power tools. Detectives have not been able to prove that all the bicycles were stolen due to the fact that many of the serial numbers did not show up in our data base as being reported stolen.

The Sacramento Police Department would like to remind the community to write down all of their serial numbers of their property in case they are stolen and to include their serial numbers in police reports. Serial numbers are the easiest way for police to identify property as stolen and to rightfully return it to their owners.

The Sacramento Police Department would like to thank the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office, State of California Employment Development Department and California Recycling Auditors for their assistance in this investigation.


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