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Trio arrested in theft of veteran's astronomy equipment

Trio arrested in theft of veteran's astronomy equipment

(courtesy SAPD)
(courtesy SAPD)

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested three people on suspicion of stealing expensive astronomy equipment from a military veteran's storage unit.

Barbara Matthews, 49, and Roger Chipman, 44, were arrested Monday morning in the 5000 block of Elkhunter Trail. They have been charged with engaging in organized criminal activity, a third-degree felony.

Warner Vaught, 44, was arrested on a parole violation before Monday, police said. He is facing the same charge as Matthews and Chipman. A mugshot for Vaught has not been made available.

The trio is accused of breaking into a storage facility in the 8600 block of Interstate 10 frontage road. Thousands of dollars' worth of astronomy equipment was taken from a veteran's unit at the facility, police said.

The victim saw his stolen equipment being advertised online and called police, leading to the recovery of his property and the arrests.

Police are still looking for Misty Bain, 39, in connection with the crime.

Detectives said the suspects are being investigated in connection to other thefts.