Three Arrested in Midland for Construction Theft

MIDLAND - Three people have been arrested for stealing from area construction sites.

Midland Police arrested 33-year-old Angelita Rodriguez, 47-year-old Santa Maria Aguirre and 33-year-old Jamie Hernandez Rodriguez. They were all arrested last Thursday in the 400 block of East County Road 132.

Police say the trio was in possession of $12,000 in stolen building materials that included lumber, roofing material, electrical wiring and power tools.

MPD says that construction site theft is on the rise locally. MPD hopes to send a message to citizens that buying stolen materials and tools is also a crime and you will be prosecuted.