Columbus police recover stolen computer equipmentPublished 3:18pm Monday, October 15, 2012
The Columbus Police Department arrested a Myrtle Beach, S.C. man and recovered stolen computer equipment.
Officers initiated a vehicle stop on Interstate 26 East near the 68-mile marker on Oct. 8. As a result of the traffic stop, computer hardware valued at $5,300 stolen out of Conway, S.C. during a burglary that occurred on Aug. 22 was located and recovered.
The driver of the vehicle, Rafael Weverton Mendes, 18, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. was arrested and charged with felony possession of stolen property, according to police reports. Mendes was also cited for speeding and improper use of a dealer tag, according to the Columbus Police Department.
Mendes was released from the Polk County Jail after posting a $10,000 secured bond.
Mendes next court date is set for Oct. 17.