AMARILLO – During an investigation into stolen property, Amarillo Police arrest two not in relations to the original investigation.
On Tuesday, APD detectives, assisted by COPPS (Community Oriented Policing/Problem Solving) Unit, were investigating leads on a Friday auto burglary in south Amarillo.
In that auto burglary, the suspects had stolen specialized instruments, cameras, computers, and a wallet from a vehicle that belongs to a local storm chaser.
Amarillo Crime Stoppers sent photographs of people connected to use of a credit card taken in the incident and distributed them to officers and local media. Investigators recognized the two people in the photograph.
That led detectives to develop information that some of the stolen property could be found at a home in the 400 block of S. Houston.
Around 4 p.m. yesterday, investigators contacted people at the home. They secured consent to search the house. They recovered a computer taken in the auto burglary. They also recovered two stolen vehicles parked by the house, a 2001 Toyota Tundra and a dune buggy.
Police arrested Noel Limas, 36, on an outstanding warrant for criminal non-support and Adrianna Rochelle Ortega, 23, on a warrant for probation violation on an original charge of possession of a controlled substance.
They are not the people in the photograph, and neither is charged with any role in the auto burglary or any role in the use of the stolen credit card.
Investigation into those incidents is continuing.