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3 arrested after several stolen vehicles and drugs seized in Wittmann

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, three men have arrested and multiple vehicles recovered during Wittmann searches.

WITTMANN, Ariz. — Three Arizona men have been arrested after multiple stolen vehicles were recovered in Wittmann, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Earlier this month, while conducting two search warrants at two residential locations in Wittman, investigators recovered two stolen pickup trucks, two stolen motorhomes, two stolen trailers, a stolen skid steer Bobcat, a stolen handgun, along with fentanyl and methamphetamine.

According to authorities, 50-year-old Ronald Barnum, of Wittmann was charged with five counts of theft of means of transportation, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs, resisting arrest, and possession of a weapon by a prohibited possessor.

Joshua Reiff, 32, and Jesse Romero, 48, were also arrested in connection to the investigation.

Reiff, of El Mirage, was charged with theft of means of transportation and resisting arrest. Romero, of Surprise, is facing charges of unlawful use of means of transportation.

The department of public safety was assisted in the investigation by Goodyear Police Department, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and Surprise Police Department.

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