The Roswell Police Department caught burglars in the act. RPD received an alarm call around 9:30 p.m., Monday, to Big-O-Tires at 1305 N. Main St. Officers arrived at the scene as a black SUV was pulling out of the parking lot. Officials checked the vehicle and found $1,000 worth of tires in the back.
The tires had been removed from a storage shed in the rear of the business. Two men were arrested in association with the crime. Link Kepler, 37, and Todd Kendall, 41, were charged with burglary.
Kepler had a previous arrest and was also charged with felon in possession of a firearm and failure to pay fines. Kendall and Kepler were taken to Chaves County Detention Center. Kepler posted the $5,000 surety bond on Monday. Kendall posted his $5,000 surety bond on Tuesday.