Centralia Police Department leads investigation
CENTRALIA – A Centralia Police Department investigation concerning a Stolen Camping Trailer, stolen from Centralia on Oct. 16, resulted in the arrest of two individuals from Mexico.
Arrested Nov. 27 was, Erik W. Ray, 42, and Angel N. Picton, 30.
On Nov. 25, the two were found to be living together in a stolen 30 foot camping trailer, which had been reported to have been stolen to the Centralia Police Department on Oct. 16. The camping trailer was parked at an abandoned residence East of Hallsville along Missouri Route OO, near Owens School Road in Boone County. The camping trailer was recovered and returned to the owner.
Further investigation revealed when the two were contacted on Nov. 27, they were in possession of a stolen Honda ATV, stolen from Callaway County on or about Nov. 4. According to the Centralia Police Department, the Dodge pickup the two were in, displayed a VIN that had been entered as stolen from Montgomery County on or about Oct. 19. The pickup from which the VIN plate had been removed was discovered at the same property the two had been living in the stolen camper.
A Probable Cause Statement concerning Ray and Picton was submitted to the Boone County Prosecuting Attorneys Office requesting they be charged with: one count stealing, Class "C" Felony; two counts, receiving stolen property, Class "C" Felonies; two counts, removal/alteration of VIN numbers, Class "C" Felonies. A Probation and Parole detainer, was placed on Ray by the Missouri Division of, Probation and Parole. The two are being held in the Boone County Jail.
The investigation continues.