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Three Arrested After Series of Raw Meat Thefts at Walton Food Distributor


Three people from Louisville are under arrest, accused in a series of raw meat thefts at a Walton food distributor.

The Boone County Sheriff's Office said that over the past several months, an estimated $30,000 to $50,000 worth of raw meat had been stolen from Halperns Steak & Seafood on Apex Drive.

Pedro Juan Rosado Gonzalez, 31, Alberto Rosado Maldanado, 26, and Yanisleydis Pena Rodriguez, 23, were stopped by sheriff's deputies early Sunday when they arrived at the business, conducted their own surveillance, and left before making entry, a news release said.

During the stop, deputies discovered radios, black gloves, and several masks. The sheriff's office said that such tools were used in six previous break-ins at Halperns. 

The suspects were interviewed and admitted their intent of burglarizing the business again on Sunday morning, a news release said.  

Gonzales was also found to be in possession of a concealed handgun and was charged with possession of burglary tools, carrying a concealed weapon, six counts of third degree burglary, attempted third degree burglary, six counts of theft by unlawful taking, improper display of registration plates, failure of non-owner to maintain insurance, improper registration plate, and no registration receipt.

Maldanado was charged with attempted third degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, tthird degree burglary, and theft by unlawful taking.

Rodriguez was charged with third degree attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools.

All three were lodged at the Boone County Detention Center.