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04/29/08 - Longview

Police Stopped 3 Potential Car Thieves

Early this morning, Longview officers were dispatched to 1501 N. Eastman Road (Magnolia Ridge Apartments) in reference to a vehicle burglary. 

When police arrived at the location and observed the suspect vehicle, a Mitsubishi Gallant, driving through the parking lot with the headlights off. 

Officers stopped the vehicle and questioned three suspects Julian Rodriguez, 18, of Longview, Joseph Benavides, 17, of Longview, and Raislin Painter, 17, of Longview. 

Officers questioned the suspects and they admitted trying to burglarize two vehicles, one at 1501 N. Eastman Road and a second at 2801 Tryon Road.  All three suspects were transported to the Gregg County Jail and charged with burglary of a vehicle.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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