Alleged packages thieves busted in Walla Walla

Alleged packages thieves busted in Walla Walla

Walla Walla police busted a pair of alleged package thieves Wednesday afternoon.

Azucena Gomez-Villapando, 24, and Christofer Lopez Vasquez, 24 are suspected of swiping packages from at least three homes starting at 7:50 a.m., according to Walla Walla police spokesman Kevin Brahman.

Eventually, a witness spotted a tan Nissan Altima with a missing hubcap that was seen near one of the victims’ homes and described the car to police.

At about 3:45 p.m., police found the Nissan and conducted a traffic stop on North Wilbur Avenue. They arrested the Vasquez and Gomez-Villapando and seized their vehicle, Brahman said.

After getting a search warrant for the car, officers found a shotgun along with the stolen packages.

Gomez-Villapando was arrested for two counts of third-degree theft, unlawful possession of a firearm, use of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of stolen property.

Vasquez was arrested for complicity to third-degree theft and two counts of possession of stolen property.

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