Jonathan A. Alvarez-Flores and Joseph D. Walworth are in the Ada County Jail on $100,000 bond for 15 counts of felony burglary each while Garden City police continue to look for items they say the pair stole from several locked storage units earlier this month.
Garden City police served a search warrant at a home in the 300 block of E. 39th Street late Monday. Officers found some tent equipment taken from a storage unit rented by the Global Gardens refugee agriculture program and a small amount of music equipment taken from a different storage unit early last week, according to reports.
Police say the 19-year-old Alvarez-Flores and the 18-year-old Walworth broke into several locked storage units at at least three businesses early last week. Police continue to look for the majority of the items stolen during the break-ins, including guitar pedals and drum equipment, electronic equipment, remote control cars and airplanes, and other undisclosed items, according to reports.
Police began investigating the men in connection with the burglaries last weekend after a police officer saw Alvarez-Flores' car near a closed business at 37th and Clay streets. All three self-storage businesses were in a two-block radius from where the car was, according to reports.
Preliminary hearings for both men will be set for later this month.
The crime of burglary is punishable by up to 10 years in prison for each charge.