TPD locates stolen trailers, vehicles

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 12:28pm

On Friday, June 14, 2013, officers from the Temple Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Services Unit, accompanied by Deputies from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department went to an address in the 400 block of Bottoms East Road to serve an outstanding felony arrest warrant. While on scene the officers observed two trailers that appeared to have been recently painted. Officers noted that the vehicle identification placard(s) had been covered, damaged, or removed.

Officers checked the license plates displayed on the trailers and were advised that they were listed as “homemade” trailers without vehicle identification numbers. Officers determined that both trailers appeared to be commercially produced, and that the vehicle identification numbers had been destroyed or removed. The trailers were transferred to impound pending additional investigation.

During subsequent follow up, investigators located a vehicle identification number on one of the trailers that had not been removed, altered, or damaged. Upon checking this number through the Texas Crime Information Computer, it was discovered the trailer had been reported stolen from the First Baptist Church of Temple on 05/26/2013.

On Thursday June 27, 2013 Investigators from the Temple Police Department, Bell County Sheriff’s Office, and Texas DPS returned to the address on Bottoms East Road to execute a search warrant for additional stolen property. During the execution of the warrant investigators located additional stolen property including two motor vehicles reported stolen in Killeen Texas.

The residents of the property were identified as Phillip Charles Franzoni, a 46-year-old Temple man, and Brandi Nicole Ceballos, a 34-year-old Temple woman. Both suspects are currently in the Bell County Jail. A case for felony theft will be reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office later this date and bond will be set thereafter.

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