The Grant County Sheriff’s Office continues its fight against property crimes, and yesterday dealt a blow to an alleged major player in the local theft trade.
Deputies on Mar. 14 served a property search warrant at 13290 Road M.5-Northwest in rural Quincy. The warrant stemmed from the investigation of several thefts.
On the property, Deputies found a large amount of stolen goods, including a truck-mounted fuel tank, electric fuel pump, 4000-watt Honda generator, laser surveying tools, four railroad crossing batteries, an oxy-acetylene torch, Suzuki ATV, chop saw and most of a stolen GMC pickup truck. Thus far, around $20,000 in stolen property has been recovered.
One of the suspects in this case, Daniel Amaya, 39 of Ephrata, was arrested the day before on other Grant County warrants and is lodged in the Grant County Jail. He faces charges connected to the stolen property.
Two firearms were also found, and since Amaya is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess guns, they, too, were seized.
The investigation is continuing and more property is likely to be recovered. Deputies are also looking for Amaya’s crime associates.