(Beaver Dam) Two Columbus men made their initial appearances in Dodge County court on Monday for their alleged role in attempting to pawn stolen items. Samuel and Jesus Arredondo are both facing a felony charge of Receiving Stolen Property Between $2,500 and $5,000 As a Party to a Crime.
In December, a Beaver Dam couple reported missing several items from their vehicle after returning from a fishing trip. Of the items taken; roughly 25 Christmas cards, a pop-up shanty and a dash camera. In total, an estimated $3,000 worth of items was taken.
An officer called Pawn America in Madison and learned that two individuals were in earlier attempting to pawn several items that were reported stolen but the store refused to purchase them. A manager said that they asked for directions to EZ Pawn and when police contacted the business the two suspects were there.
Local law enforcement took both Samuel and Jesus into custody. A search of their vehicle allegedly turned up some of the missing items. Both Samuel and Jesus requested an attorney when they were questioned about those items.
If convicted, Samuel and Jesus face no more than three-and-a-half years in prison. Both had signature bonds set at $1,000 dollars. The 29-year-old Samuel has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 27 while the 20-year-old Jesus has one on the calendar on August 1.