SIMPLE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS COPS TO THE 100 BURGLAR!

HPD CATCHES THE MAN WHO HIT MORE THAN 100 PROPERTIES!


On April, 5, 2007, a Northeast Patrol Division officer observed a
vehicle make an abrupt turn in an attempt to not be seen by the officer.
The officer followed the suspicious vehicle and saw the driver commit a
moving violation and he initiated a traffic stop. After having arrested
the suspect for various traffic violations, the officer’s subsequent
investigation led to the discovery of stolen property inside the
suspect’s vehicle. The suspect led officers to the location of the
burglary he had just committed and he confessed that he was responsible
for about 100 burglaries in both the city limits and in Harris County in
a six-month period, dating back to October 2006. The areas where the
incidents occurred are north of the Ship Channel to south of Highway 90,
and east of Mercury to west of the San Jacinto River. The suspect was
arrested for burglary of a habitation and possession of a controlled
substance and has since plead guilty and accepted an eight year sentence

for his involvement in these crimes.