Edinburg police recover $900K in stolen property, arrest another suspect

Jorge Gonzalez

EDINBURG — Police arrested an additional suspect in a multimillion dollar burglary investigation and recovered $900,000 in stolen property, the department announced Monday.

According to a release, 32-year-old Jorge Gonzalez of Edinburg was found in possession of $700,000 worth of stolen items and was charged with 2nd Degree Felony Theft. Gonzalez was arraigned Saturday at the Edinburg Municipal Court and given a $25,000 personal recognizance bond, the release said.

“Over the course of a six-month-long investigation, Edinburg Police have recovered over $3.1 million dollars in stolen property, including several vehicles, heavy machinery, tractor-trailers, and more,” it said. “The property was recovered from multiple locations and cities across the Rio Grande Valley.”

In April, an estimated $2.2 million in property was recovered, and Daniel Guerra, Juan Guerra III and Omar Canchola Garcia were charged for their suspected roles in the burglary scheme, racking up multiple felony counts of theft, burglary of a building and engaging in organized criminal activity.

Since then, the department has recovered an additional $900,000 in stolen property.

“Additional items recovered in the last two months include eight trailers, two John Deere tractors, one John Deere utility vehicle, 2 CAT telehandlers, one CAT bulldozer, a Chevrolet HD pickup truck, a Ford Transit van, two scissor lifts, surveying equipment, and miscellaneous farming/machinery equipment,” the release said. “This is an active and ongoing investigation.”