‘Frankenstein automobiles’ present in yard
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – New particulars have been launched by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division following the arrest of a person accused of operating an unlawful fuel enterprise and possessing stolen automobiles from throughout the Las Vegas valley.
Jose Hernandez, 48, is accused of modifying a number of completely different automobiles to retailer fuel on his property, based on an arrest report.
Police initially started investigating Hernandez after his daughter referred to as the division, claiming her father had damaged into her dwelling and stolen her canine on April 5.
Officers searched the house and found a Ford F350 within the yard that had been reported stolen in August from a Las Vegas Strip lodge, together with a Dodge pickup reported stolen in Henderson in March. Hernandez’s daughter advised police that he usually works on automobiles within the yard, and added that he would buy gasoline after which promote it at a revenue, based on the arrest report.
Officers continued their investigation and located a number of automobiles in numerous phases of disassembly or modification, in what resembled a chop store. In addition they discovered a number of trailers with VIN numbers eliminated.
Detectives referred to the modified automobiles as “Frankensteins” as a result of a number of completely different elements being eliminated after which added to completely different frames. Police say it is a recognized tactic utilized by suspects to disguise automobiles.
Hernandez was situated later that night in Jean, Nevada, and brought into custody. He admitted to police that he knew the Dodge was stolen, and claimed he discovered a firearm contained in the car.
Hernandez additionally advised police he used the automobiles to make “gasoline vehicles” for his unlawful gasoline enterprise, based on the report.
Hernandez now faces expenses together with, proudly owning or working a car chop store, and possession or switch of stolen automobiles.
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