AN ALBUQUERQUE BUSINESS OWNER IS ACCUSED OF STEALING ROCKS TO SELL AT HIS LANDSCAPING COMPANY.

TODAY A NONPROFIT GROUP WANTING TO PRESERVE THE LAND WHERE THE ROCKS CAME FROM — TOOK THOSE ROCKS BACK.

NEWS 13 )S JACKIE KENT WAS THERE.

SHE )S LIVE OFF EDITH AND MONTANO WITH THE DETAILS.

JACKIE.

DEAN.

THE GROUP THAT CAME TO TAKE BACK THE ROCKS TODAY SAYS SANDOVAL IS DESTROYING LAND TO LINE HIS POCKETS.

STATE POLICE ON SCENE OF A LANDSCAPING BUSINESS, STONE IMAGES UNLIMITED OFF EDITH AND MONTANO, FOR HOURS TODAY.

THE NONPROFIT — ANTON CHICO LAND GRANT– TOLD NEWS 13 THEY WERE ALSO THERE — TAKING BACK ROCKS THE BUSINESS OWNER — ERIC SANDOVAL– STOLE FROM LAND GRANT PROPERTY.

Stoney Jaramillo, Anton Chico Land Grant Board President: PHONER: I really don )t have a price on it or actually a set deal.

We just set them in the county yard for now.

THIS FOLLOWS ANOTHER INCIDENT INVOLVING STOLEN LAND GRANT ROCKS EARLIER THIS MONTH– Stoney Jaramillo, Anton Chico Land Grant Board President: We )re trying to protect what belongs to our future kids.

A CRIMINAL SUMMONS ACCUSES STONE IMAGES UNLIMITED BUSINESS OWNER — ERIC SANDOVAL — OF CRIMINAL TRESPASS ON JUNE FOURTH — AND TAKING ROCKS WORTH MORE THAN 250-DOLLARS FROM ANTON CHICO LAND GRANT PROPERTY IN GUADALUPE COUNTY.

HE )S ALSO CHARGED WITH DEFACING THEM — WHICH COULD BE THE ENGRAVE WORK ON THESE ROCKS SHOWN ON THE BUSINESS FACEBOOK PAGE.

Stoney Jaramillo, Anton Chico Land Grant Board President: Don )t destroy all the land just to fill your pockets.

I don )t believe that is right.

ANTON CHICO LAND GRANT BOARD PRESIDENT STONEY JARAMILLO SAYS SANDOVAL HAS NOT PAID HIS LAND GRANT DUES IN YEARS AND THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE A VALID PERMIT TO TAKE THE ROCKS.

Stoney Jaramillo, Anton Chico Land Grant Board President: Some of those stones that were in Eric )s place were sold for thousands of dollars and the permits are only for $100.

He never actually stayed up with his permits or anything like that.

THE CRIMINAL SUMMONS SAYS A DEPUTY WENT TO SANDOVAL )S HOME IN ANTON CHICO IN EARLY JUNE.

AND SANDOVAL ADMITTED HE SELLS THE LAND GRANT ROCKS IN ALBUQUERQUE FOR 50 TO 80-DOLLARS EACH.

THE SUMMONS STATES A COURT ORDER REQUIRED HIM TO LATER RETURN 73 ROCKS TO LAND ON THE SIDE OF HIGHWAY 386.

THIS SUMMONS STATES SANDOVAL TOLD DEPUTIES THAT HE (HAD PAID HIS DUES.

BUT THAT HIS PERMIT WAS NEVER REINSTATED.

OUR MULTIPLE CALLS TO HIM TODAY WERE NOT RETURNED.

DEAN.

BACK TO YOU.

OKAY, JACKIE.

SANDOVAL )S BUSINESS HAS AN )F ) RATING FROM THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU AND THERE ARE DOZENS OF NEGATIVE ONLINE REVIEWS ON GOOGLE AND YELP.

A 21-MONTH-OLD BOY HAS.