2 arrested in import auto thefts in Tempe, Mesa - New York News

2 arrested in import auto thefts in Tempe, Mesa

Posted: Updated:

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say two men are in custody in connection with the theft of more than 50 import vehicles in Tempe and Mesa over the last few months.

The Arizona Auto Theft Authority Task Force along with state Department of Public Safety and Mesa police made the arrests.

DPS and AATA detectives identified 38-year-old Benjamin Jaco Appell as a suspect in the case last month.

They also linked 28-year-old Mario Esteban Jimenez to Appell as part of the investigation.

Authorities say Jimenez was allegedly seen driving a stolen vehicle in Mesa.

They say both men are being held on suspicion of several counts of theft of a means of transportation, conspiracy, trafficking in stolen property and drug charges.

It was unclear Monday if either Appell or Jimenez has a lawyer yet.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Dad delivers baby into toilet

    Dad delivers baby into toilet

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:56:19 GMT
    A Connecticut father proudly helped deliver his own baby... into a toilet.
    A Connecticut father proudly helped deliver his own baby... into a toilet.
  • Summit at City Hall to discuss police-community relations

    Summit at City Hall to discuss police-community relations

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:50:33 GMT
    Ways to improve the relationship between the NYPD and communities in New York City will be at the center of a summit held at City Hall on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Rev. Al Sharpton, city officials and community leaders are expected to attend the round table. Accusations of police brutality and the death of a man under arrest for selling un-taxed cigarettes on Staten Island lead Mayor De Blasio to host the forum.
    Ways to improve the relationship between the NYPD and communities in New York City will be at the center of a summit held at City Hall on Thursday. Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Rev. Al Sharpton, city officials and community leaders are expected to attend the round table. Accusations of police brutality and the death of a man under arrest for selling un-taxed cigarettes on Staten Island lead Mayor De Blasio to host the forum.
  • 8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    8 fined $144,500 in Long Island cheating scandals

    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
    State records show two administrators and six educators were fined a total of $145,500 in connection with two separate cheating scandals in Glen Cove City schools on Long Island.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices