TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Fourteen men accused of entering the country illegally were discovered after three of them were discovered allegedly burglarizing a Cochise County home.
According to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, a man was upstairs at his home in the 3600 block of East Compadre Road in Kansas Settlement when he heard suspicious noises coming from downstairs at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.
According to a news release, the homeowner found a man standing in front of his open refrigerator. When the homeowner confronted the man, the man ran from the house. The homeowner said he saw another man through the window and heard what sounded like another running on his roof.
After a search by Sheriff's deputies turned up nothing, U.S. Border Patrol agents responded and used night vision equipment to find 14 men on a nearby hill.
Deputies learned that three of the men went to the home to get food and water, the release said. Agents and deputies found food at the scene.
Three men were booked into the Cochise County Jail in Willcox.
Marcos Enrique Bobadilla Torres, 32, of Toleca, Mexico, was charged with theft, smuggling of humans and burglary.
Victor Verdugo-Chaparro, 31, of Sinaloa, Mexico, was charged with theft, burglary and conspiracy.
Miguel Angel Perrez Bernal, 26, of Joquicingo, Mexico, was charged with theft, smuggling of humans, and burglary.
All three are being held without bond.
The eleven other men were turned over to the Border Patrol.