Scrappers arrested for theft

By Heartland News

McCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Two people are charged with burglary and theft for trying to scrap items they allegedly stole from a Paducah home.

McCracken County detectives say 25-year-old Harley Gilbert and 28-year-old Honnie Balderas of Barlow, Kentucky brought some items believed to have been stolen from a home on Ingleside road to River Metals Recycling to sell for scrap.

Officers learned the couple also had outstanding warrants out of Ballard County for burglary and theft by unlawful taking from a building.

Friday afternoon, detectives got a tip the couple was back at the recycling business trying to sell more items.

Police moved in and arrested Gilbert and Bladeras on numerous theft and burglary charges out of both McCracken and Ballard counties.

The couple is now being held in the McCracken County Jail.

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