2 fugitives arrested in meth bust; 3rd suspect arrested with stolen women’s underwear

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HARTFORD, Mich. — Three people, including two wanted fugitives, are in custody after a meth bust in Van Buren County late Sunday night.

Police received a tip from a concerned citizen that two fugitives were at a residence on N. Maple Street in Hartford.  When officers arrived, they found the two fugitives, identified as Thomas Spangler, 49, and Angelina Guajardo, 28.  When they attempted to arrest Spangler, he resisted, but officers eventually took both into custody and recovered methamphetamine along with with other narcotics.

Fugitives Thomas Spangler and Angelina Guajardo

Fugitives Thomas Spangler and Angelina Guajardo

During the investigation, a 52-year-old man inside the house was also arrested.  Police say he was in possession of meth and stolen women’s underwear.  All three suspects face numerous charges.

It was also discovered that the three suspects were using a police scanner to monitor any law enforcement activity, resulting in a charge of Possession of a Police Scanner in the Commission of a Felony.

While at the Van Buren County Jail, the 52-year-old suspect was found to have even more meth that he had hidden on him.  This resulted in an additional charge of Smuggling Contraband (meth) into the Jail.

Here is what police recovered from the residence: chemicals/components used in the manufacturing process of methamphetamine, 1 gram of Marijuana, 6 grams Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia, .5 grams of Hashish, Cell Phone with Police Scanner Application, and $56.00 in U.S. Currency.

Here are all of the charges that the suspects are facing:

  1. Felony & Misdemeanor Warrant Arrests
  2. Resisting & Obstructing a Police Officer
  3. Possession of Methamphetamine
  4. Possession of Marijuana
  5. Possession of Hashish
  6. Operate/Maintain Methamphetamine Laboratory
  7. Possession of a Police Scanner in the Commission of a Felony
  8. Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine
  9. Larceny in a Building
  10. Smuggling Contraband (meth) into the Jail

On Monday, all three were arraigned in 7th District Court in South Haven. Spangler’s bond was set at $150,000. Guajardo’s was set at $100,000 and McDonald’s was set at $15,000.

All three are expected to be back in court December 2nd.

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