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Deputies from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office continue their search for two men wanted in connection with recent thefts.

Sheriff’s Investigator Roland Treviño said 35-year-old Alvin John Garza and 34-year-old Moses Salas, both of Floresville, each have warrants for their arrest on a charge of theft of less than $20,000 material containing aluminum, bronze, copper, or brass. Salas also is the subject of an arrest warrant charging him with burglary of a habitation, in connection with a Feb. 24 incident on F.M. 2505 near the Atascosa County line.

Treviño said that on Feb. 21, a resident reported to sheriff’s Investigator Richard Nichols that someone stole wheels and aluminum cans from his property on C.R. 128 near the Calaveras community. The resident provided photographic evidence that Garza, Salas, and 30-year-old Billy Edward Leonhardt of Floresville were the suspects. Leonhardt, who was subsequently arrested and charged, revealed that the stolen items were sold to a recycling center.

Treviño said this group also is suspected of other crimes, including burglaries on C.R. 218 and on Country Morning off F.M. 2579.

Salas is described as a Hispanic male standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Treviño said Salas sometimes will be clean-shaven, but is known to grow a goatee. He has several tattoos on his arms and drives a black, 2008 Dodge Ram four-door pickup truck.

Garza is described as a Hispanic male standing 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 185 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and tattoos on his face. Treviño said he sometimes grows a beard and moustache.

Deputies also are investigating several area copper thefts, including two cases on U.S. 181 and one case involving wiring stripped from an AT&T cellular tower on C.R. 204. Treviño said it is unclear whether Leonhardt, Salas, or Garza is connected to these incidents.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Salas or Garcia is urged to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 830-393-2535. Anonymous tips can be given to Crime Stoppers of Wilson County at 830-393-INFO (4636) or online at www.wilsoncountycrimestoppers.com.
 

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