GREENFIELD–Authorities with the Multi-Agency Detail for Commercial Auto Thief Unit (MADCAT) and the Monterey County Sheriff’s Investigation Division arrested Mario Garcia Castro, 58, from Greenfield on June 7. He was booked into the Monterey County jail on charges of grand theft.
Castro had several outstanding warrants from Monterey and San Benito Counties and authorities believe that he also had been active in other counties. Castro was wanted for theft of agriculture equipment.
“As of right now we know of one case that we can charge him with, but there are some cases that are still pending.” Monterey County Investigator Terry Rahiri Said.
The Monterey County Sheriff Department and MADCAT unit along with the help of other agencies were able to follow-up on leads to locate and arrest Castro. He had been eluding the authorities for almost four years.
“We are still working on this case but we do know of at least one case that involved him,” San Benito County Sheriff Detective Sergeant Lomonica said. “We are working closely with the Monterey County Sheriff Department on this case.”
During the four years that Castro has been eluding the Authorities it is believed that he has sold numerous pieces of agriculture equipment that included several tractors and irrigation equipment to unsuspecting buyers.
Authorities are requesting that anyone with information pertaining to Mario Garcia Castro or anyone who has purchased equipment from him call either the Monterey County Sheriff Department at 831-755-3772 or the TIP line at 888-833-4847. You can also call the San Benito County Sheriff at their TIP line at 831-636-4084.
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