18 charged in major San Marcos crime ring

Hays county arrests

After a year of investigations, 18 people have been indicted for a major San Marcos crime ring accused of stealing construction equipment across Texas.

The crime ring is believed to be responsible for finding, stealing, transporting, storing and selling $765,000 worth of heavy equipment. The items were mostly taken from construction sites and includes electronics, tires, mountain bikes, commercial grade power washers, lawn equipment, ATVs, vehicles, firearms and other construction equipment.

According to investigators, the people partnered with criminal networks to sell the stolen items for cash or methamphetamines. Police said members of the crime ring associated with the Aryan Circle and Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.

Photo: Spectrum News/Hays County Jail

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