Three arrested for stealing scrap metal in Racine County

YORKVILLE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- On Wednesday, September 6, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a deputy patrolling the Grandview Parkway Businesses observed suspicious activity at the Racine Metal Fab company located at 1520 Grand View Parkway in Yorkville. 

The deputy saw a vehicle parked between the scrap metal containers with people in the car. The deputy made contact with the occupants of the vehicle and gave lawful orders but the car and its passengers sped away.

The car was stopped in the driveway shortly afterwards by another Racine County Sheriff’s Deputy that was also in the area.

Scrap metal was found inside the vehicle.

The occupants were identified as 37-year-old Jeremy Debartelo, 34-year-old Timothy Debartelo and 34-year-old Erik Pelt. All three men are from Kenosha.

The three suspects were arrested for theft and other criminal charges. They are being held at the Racine County Jail.

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