A father and son have been released on a bail of $3,000 and ordered to return to court on April 2, 2013 after San Ignacio police charged them with handling stolen goods and burglary.
The caretaker of a house on a farm in Georgeville told police that around 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, he saw two men making forced entry into the building. The two men of Hispanic descent, came to the farm house in a white pickup truck, and then began to break the lock on the door to enter the building.
The caretaker quickly alerted police, who were on patrol in the area.
San Ignacio responded quickly and caught Marcus Santos, Sr., 44, and his son, Marcus Santos, Jr., 21, both of Georgeville, red-handed, coming out of a house with items they were taking illegally.
Police said that they also saw the men’s white pickup truck parked in front of the building, which was loaded with two AC units, a red water pump, a black Motorola battery charger, a winch clamp, a strap belt clamp and a variety of steel rods that they had already taken from the house
The policemen said that they arrested the two men and took them to the San Ignacio Police Station, where they were charged with burglary and handling stolen goods.
The father and son were then taken from San Ignacio to the Belmopan Magistrate’s Court, where they appeared before Magistrate Linsbert Willis.
In court they pleaded not guilty to the charges, and they were offered bail, which they met.