Three Milwaukee men face a number of criminal charges after a traffic stop April 27 led to the discovery of stolen property.
Xavier M. Crspo, 17, Alexis J. Perez-Camacho, 23 and Alexander J. Morales-Rivera, 25, each face a felony charge of theft of moveable property, which carries a fine of $25,000 and 10 years in prison, along with a misdemeanor count of theft, which carries a fine of $10,000 and nine months in jail.
According to the criminal complaint:
An officer with the Racine Police Department stopped a vehicle towing a trailer with no working tail lights. The vehicle had one green Polaris ATV in the truck bed and another on the trailer. Finding a bolt cutter on the floor of the back seat, the officer also noted that all three passengers were wearing dark clothing and black hoodies.
While police investigated, they were called by a man who said he owned the ATVs. The man said they were normally stored at a residence in the Town of Raymond.
Morales-Rivera told police that he and the two other defendants found the ATVs just sitting on the road, so they loaded them up and took them. Perez-Camacho said the trailer also was on the side of the road.
Police later received information from another man, who stated the trailer was his and had been kept down the street from where the ATVs were stolen.
All three defendants will be back in court for a preliminary hearing May 9 at 8:30 a.m.