Three Facing Organized Theft Charges

April 2, 2024 at 7:15 p.m.
Juan Reyes
Juan Reyes

By JACKIE GORSKI Lifestyles Editor

Three Warsaw residents were arrested on organized theft charges.
Adrian Jimenez, 25, of 866 N. Zimmer Road, Warsaw, is charged with organized theft, a level 6 felony. He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 8:44 p.m. Saturday on a $5,250 preliminary bond.

    Lina Castrillon
 
 

Lina Vanessa Castrillon, 25, of 866 N. Zimmer Road, is charged with organized theft, a level 6 felony. She was booked into KCJ at 7:05 p.m. Saturday on a $5,250 preliminary bond.
Juan Carlos Reyes, 31, of 866 N. Zimmer Road, Warsaw, is charged with organized theft and resisting law enforcement, both level 6 felonies. He was booked into KCJ at 7:05 p.m. Saturday on a $5,250 preliminary bond.
According to the probable cause affidavit, at about 6:52 p.m. Saturday, a Warsaw Police Department officer responded to a theft at a local store. He was advised the subjects had attempted to push a cart full of groceries out of the store without paying. As the officer was responding, dispatch advised the subjects were leaving the store in a gray passenger car. The officer saw a gray passenger vehicle passing one section of the store and then turn east on Jaylyn Street.
The officer activated his emergency lights and siren and the vehicle stopped. The officer exited his patrol vehicle and approached the driver’s door and the vehicle accelerated and proceeded south on Ind. 15. The officer drove in front of the vehicle and blocked the roadway and the vehicle stopped.

    Adrian Jimenez
 
 

The officer approached the vehicle and removed the driver - Reyes - and the rear-seat passenger was identified as Castrillon. Officers saw unopened items with price tags in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Another officer arrived to assist and advised Reyes of his Miranda rights and Reyes agreed to talk to officers. Reyes admitted he was in the store and paid for his items and told Castrillon he would wait for her in the car. Castrillon then called Reyes and said asset protection had stopped her. Reyes drove up to pick her up and Castrillon came out to go into the car. Reyes said earlier that day, they had been at a store in Columbia City and Castrillon and he did not steal anything but he thinks Jimenez did.
Castrillon told law enforcement she attempted to pay for her items and asset protection took her to the office and she called Reyes to pick her up.
An officer spoke with Jimenez and Jimenez said he had a bad leg and got a motorized cart. He said he was taking the motorized cart back and Castrillon followed him and asset protection stopped them.
An officer spoke with an asset protection employee who said she received an alert from a store in Columbia City of three people attempting to push a cart out of the store without paying and they may be headed to the store in Warsaw. The employee saw three people that matched the descriptions she was given by the Columbia City store. The employee followed the three people around the store and they were selecting large quantities of meat. They were also selecting items from apparel, shoes and grocery. The three people were later identified as Castrillon, Jimenez and Reyes.
The employee said Castrillon and Reyes exited past all registers and they saw the employee. Castrillon and Reyes then turned the cart around and went back to into the store. Reyes then exited the store and Castrillon then stood by the exit for nine minutes. Castrillon then met with Jimenez and they made another lap around the store. They then exited the store passing all points of sale. The employee approached them and requested they go to the asset protection office. Jimenez agreed and Castrillon refused.
The items taken totaled $679.79.


Three Warsaw residents were arrested on organized theft charges.
Adrian Jimenez, 25, of 866 N. Zimmer Road, Warsaw, is charged with organized theft, a level 6 felony. He was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 8:44 p.m. Saturday on a $5,250 preliminary bond.

    Lina Castrillon
 
 

Lina Vanessa Castrillon, 25, of 866 N. Zimmer Road, is charged with organized theft, a level 6 felony. She was booked into KCJ at 7:05 p.m. Saturday on a $5,250 preliminary bond.
Juan Carlos Reyes, 31, of 866 N. Zimmer Road, Warsaw, is charged with organized theft and resisting law enforcement, both level 6 felonies. He was booked into KCJ at 7:05 p.m. Saturday on a $5,250 preliminary bond.
According to the probable cause affidavit, at about 6:52 p.m. Saturday, a Warsaw Police Department officer responded to a theft at a local store. He was advised the subjects had attempted to push a cart full of groceries out of the store without paying. As the officer was responding, dispatch advised the subjects were leaving the store in a gray passenger car. The officer saw a gray passenger vehicle passing one section of the store and then turn east on Jaylyn Street.
The officer activated his emergency lights and siren and the vehicle stopped. The officer exited his patrol vehicle and approached the driver’s door and the vehicle accelerated and proceeded south on Ind. 15. The officer drove in front of the vehicle and blocked the roadway and the vehicle stopped.

    Adrian Jimenez
 
 

The officer approached the vehicle and removed the driver - Reyes - and the rear-seat passenger was identified as Castrillon. Officers saw unopened items with price tags in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle, according to the probable cause affidavit.
Another officer arrived to assist and advised Reyes of his Miranda rights and Reyes agreed to talk to officers. Reyes admitted he was in the store and paid for his items and told Castrillon he would wait for her in the car. Castrillon then called Reyes and said asset protection had stopped her. Reyes drove up to pick her up and Castrillon came out to go into the car. Reyes said earlier that day, they had been at a store in Columbia City and Castrillon and he did not steal anything but he thinks Jimenez did.
Castrillon told law enforcement she attempted to pay for her items and asset protection took her to the office and she called Reyes to pick her up.
An officer spoke with Jimenez and Jimenez said he had a bad leg and got a motorized cart. He said he was taking the motorized cart back and Castrillon followed him and asset protection stopped them.
An officer spoke with an asset protection employee who said she received an alert from a store in Columbia City of three people attempting to push a cart out of the store without paying and they may be headed to the store in Warsaw. The employee saw three people that matched the descriptions she was given by the Columbia City store. The employee followed the three people around the store and they were selecting large quantities of meat. They were also selecting items from apparel, shoes and grocery. The three people were later identified as Castrillon, Jimenez and Reyes.
The employee said Castrillon and Reyes exited past all registers and they saw the employee. Castrillon and Reyes then turned the cart around and went back to into the store. Reyes then exited the store and Castrillon then stood by the exit for nine minutes. Castrillon then met with Jimenez and they made another lap around the store. They then exited the store passing all points of sale. The employee approached them and requested they go to the asset protection office. Jimenez agreed and Castrillon refused.
The items taken totaled $679.79.


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