3 accused of trying to sell stolen ambulance
3 Houston man charged with theft, allegedly tried to sell stolen ambulance for scrap metal
Three men have been accused of trying to sell a stolen ambulance to a metal scrap yard, investigators said.
Members of the Montgomery County Auto Theft Task Force said they arrested the trio Wednesday at Texas Port Recycling Center just east of Conroe.
Oscar Comeaux, 35, James West, 35, and Peter Burks, 25, were trying to sell the ambulance as scrap metal, investigators said.
Detectives could only confirm that the ambulance was reported stolen out of Houston.
West and Burks were charged with felony theft and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on $10,000 bond each.
Comeaux was charged with theft as well as tampering with a government document.
The Auto Theft Task Force wouldn't specify which one, but they said they've linked one of the suspects to other cases of auto theft.
Investigators are trying to determine if Wednesday's arrest is related to a February theft of several ambulances at a northwest Houston salvage yard.
Harris County records indicate Comeaux was arrested in connection to a theft in February around the same time as the ambulance theft in northwest Houston.
He bonded out just two days after that arrest. This time, however, Comeaux was denied bond altogether.
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