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Mesquite, TX – February 25, 2016 - The Mesquite Police Department has announced the arrest of several suspects in connection with the theft of 20 truck tailgates with an average retail value of $1,000 each.
The department’s Patrol Division and Property Crime Section collaborated to apprehend the individuals in possession of the stolen tailgates from several cities in the area. The individuals are from Dallas and other area suburbs, not including Mesquite.
Interim Police Chief Robert Piccioni said, “This was an excellent effort by several bureaus of the department working as a team to recover these tailgates and get them back to their rightful owners. Tailgate theft is on the rise statewide, and this arrest sends a message to those who steal tailgates in the City of Mesquite that we will come after you.”
The department is currently in the process of attempting to return the stolen tailgates to the truck owners.