Revolving jail door for serial suspects

Revolving jail door for serial suspects

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - In jail one day, out the next and allegedly committing more crimes. Wash, rinse and repeat.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Revolving doors at the jail has allowed two suspects to roam the streets and allegedly commit more crimes.

Jose and Aaron Olmedo were charged Thursday with a pattern of unlawful criminal history. It means they are accused of repeating their crimes.

And low amounts of bail appears to be the reason they leave the jail a day after they're arrested.

"One of them came and sit in that corner, particular corner," recalls Jose Arellano who runs a cellphone store in Salt Lake City.
He remembers seeing two young men loitering in his story.

And after seeing the mug shots of Jose and Aaron Olmedo his memory returned.

"Perhaps he was looking at the phones," says Arellano. "He could have been recording video from his phone or something."

A few days later his store was burglarized.

"They took Iphones, there were about 14 of them," he says.

But the Olmedo's are accused of burglarizing many places including a place on 700 West in October. And after every arrest bail was set at $5,000, $10,000 and 13,000.

But they paid it and were out on the streets only to allegedly rob places like a jewelry store on 500 North and 1400 West.
They allegedly entered a neighborhood market store and vandalized the place.

"When I came in everything was on the floor, they took cigarettes, beer, pre-paid phone cards and money," says Eudosio Sanchez who works at the store.

And when the Olmedo's allegedly entered Arellano's cell-phone store, they'd just finish paying a $10,000 bail for a different burglary.

The Omedo's were charged Thursday with breaking into Arellano's business and several other stores. This time, a judge set bond at $250,000.

"They should not let them out if they're doing that many times," says Arellano.

The Olmedo's are also charged with retaliation against a police officer. Charging documents show the pair stalked a police officer and took photographs of his home, police car and an undercover car.

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