Former Mercedes Animal Control employee arrested

1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, February 05 2020 Feb 5, 2020 February 05, 2020 11:22 AM February 05, 2020 in News - Local

MERCEDES – Police on Tuesday arrested a former city of Mercedes Animal Control employee suspected of stealing items left outside of an apartment complex.

Robert Marcelino Martinez Jr. of Mercedes is charged with theft of property and making a false statement to an officer.

According to Mercedes police Chief Dagoberto Chavez the incident happened while Martinez was in a city vehicle.

Martinez was fired by the city and an investigation is underway, Chavez said.

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