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Police bust recovers thousands in stolen property

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Grandview Police Captain Mark Ware, left, stands with a member of the Grandview Police Department's Special Incident Response Team. The department raided a house on Stover Road and recovered several thousand dollars worth of stolen items this past Friday.

The Grandview Police Department's Special Incident Response Team, with help from the Law Enforcement Against Drugs Task Force, this past Friday raided a house in the 4000 block of Stover Road and recovered thousands of dollars in stolen property, Detective James Driscoll said this morning.

"Acting on a tip as well as some substantiated information, we were able to apply for and receive a search warrant," Driscoll said.

Police also found pipes, likely used to smoke methamphetamine police said, along with stolen property recovered from the site, Driscoll said.

Jose Rivera, 27, Maria Sanchez, 25, and Rosa Reyes, 39, were all arrested in connection with the bust and are being held pending charges.

Driscoll said Rivera will likely be charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia. Driscoll said Rivera is a convicted felon.

Sanchez will only be charged with possession of stolen property, Driscoll said.

Driscoll said Reyes will be charged with theft, possession of stolen property and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Police recovered a variety of items from the house, including stolen clothing, electronic equipment, furniture and a car stolen from Sunnyside, Driscoll said.

Many of the clothing items still had security tags on them, he said.

Driscoll said police have already begun looking for the rightful owners of property recovered.

"I think it was a great bust," Driscoll said.

Driscoll said it's likely other people were involved, but it may be hard to find them because it's believed the house was used as just a drop-off point for stolen property.

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