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Police arrest two Brawley men for alleged attempted burglary at Lou Lange's, Garcia

March 20, 2002|By MARIO RENTERIA

Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — Police here arrested two Brawley men suspected of trying to burglarize both Lou Lange's Music Bar and Garcia Foods market this morning.

Lucio Diaz, 18, and George Medina, 22, were arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools after police found the men near Garcia Foods about 15 minutes after a burglary alarm was tripped, said police Lt. John Myers.

Myers said a burglar alarm at Lou Lange's went off late Tuesday after attempts were made to smash through a window. However, no one was able to enter the building when the glass merely cracked.

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Myers said later that night a second alarm went off at Lou Lange's, adding the suspects attempted to enter the business a second time.

He added one of the suspects allegedly left behind a shoe print, which police later matched to one of the two suspects.

Myers wasn't sure which one of the two arrested matched the print.

At 3:39 a.m. this morning an alarm was tripped at Garcia Foods market at which the two suspects apparently tried to break through a window, Myers said.

The suspects allegedly used railroad spikes to try to smash the window but, again, the suspects were not able to enter the business.

When Diaz and Medina were arrested near the market, they had railroad spikes on them.

Both suspects remained in county jail this morning. Bail amounts were not available at presstime.

>> Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3441.

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