Two Lawrence men were arrested Thursday evening as suspects in a burglary of an unoccupied building near Teepee Junction north of Lawrence, said Sgt. Steve Lewis, a Douglas County Sheriff’s office spokesman.
Lewis said a Lawrence police officer stopped the men, Jose Carlos Miranda, 45, and Joseph Vincent Palamara, 48, after the men were suspected of taking scrap metal from a former business in the area. Douglas County prosecutors Friday filed felony burglary and theft charges against Miranda and Palamara.
Miranda also has a hold from U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, according to jail records.