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3 caught on surveillance camera, accused of stealing from Artie Snyder Sanitation

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Nov 07 2012 12:52:09 PM CST
FREEMANSBURG, Pa. -

Three men are facing charges after the owner of a scrap metal yard saw them burglarizing his business on a surveillance system in his home, officials said.

Carlos D. Hernandez-Colon, Saul Santiago Jr. and Alexander Peguero were arrested after being cornered by police from four departments following a chase through a wooded area at about 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, officials said.

Police were called to Artie Snyder Sanitation, 419 Chestnut St., Freemansburg, Northampton Co., by business owner Artie Snyder, who reported seeing the men on a video surveillance system tied into his home, officials said.

Bethlehem police nabbed two of the suspects coming out of a wooded area near Paz Auto Sales, 650 Main St., Freemansburg, while a Freemansburg officer found the third suspect hiding on the car dealership's roof, officials said, adding hat officers from Lower Saucon and Bethlehem townships also helped in the search.

Snyder and his son identified the three men as the ones they saw on the surveillance video, officials said.

The men were all arraigned on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy and committed to the Northampton County Prison, court papers say.

Bail for Hernandez-Colon, 25, of 326 Main St., Freemansburg, was set at $30,000, while bail for Santiago, 21, of 2090 Vine St., Allentown, and Peguero, 27, of 394 Barkley St., Perth Amboy, N.J., was set at $50,000, according to court documents.

Preliminary hearings for the men are set Nov. 13. Hernandez-Colon's will be at 9:30 a.m., Santiago's at 9:45 a.m. and Peguero's at 10 a.m.