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Central Point pair arrested following Ashland crime spree

They allegedly rammed stolen car into stores
 Posted: 2:00 AM October 06, 2012

Two Central Point residents have been arrested for an alleged burglary spree in Ashland that included ramming a stolen BMW into two businesses.

Richard Aguiar, 32, and Miranda Ramirez, 24, face felony charges in connection with the burglaries, police said.

Ramirez was arrested Friday morning in the area of Vilas and Table Rock roads in Central Point. She was charged with second-degree forgery, identity theft and second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

Aguiar was arrested later Friday in Central Point on three counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree theft, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, second-degree theft, identity theft, second-degree forgery and second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

The pair are accused of driving a stolen BMW into the back door of El Paraiso Restaurant on Clover Lane Tuesday morning and stealing $700 and a computer. Also stolen was a checkbook, police said.

The car earlier was used to crash into the door of Valley Equipment Rental on Highway 66. The suspects stole $100 and the register off the front counter there.

A police search of Aguiar's home on Alder Street turned up evidence linked to the crimes, Ashland police said in a news release.

The pair also are suspected in the burglary of J. Austin & Co., a coin dealer on Ashland Street. In addition, they are suspected of stealing property from Omar's Steak & Seafood Restaurant, police said.

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