Neighbors help authorities nab alleged burglar
Quick action by neighbors led to the arrest of a would-be burglar who took police on a chase through various neighborhoods before trapping himself in an apartment complex, where he was apprehended by a Houston Police K-9 officer.
“This is a very good example of neighbors watching out for neighbors and calling Precinct 5 when they saw something suspicious,” Meyerland General Manager Amy Hoechstetter said in a news release.
The incident began at 3 p.m. Tuesday when a homeowner in the 5200 block of Wigton called police to report a suspicious late model pick-up truck with a taped passenger window in a neighbor’s driveway. The truck, driven by a white male, had left the area by the time a deputy constable arrived at the scene.
A half-hour later, a homeowner in the 5500 block of Lymbar reported seeing a pick-up truck with the same description in another neighbor’s driveway, and a white male attempting to get in the house through the back door.
Two Meyerland constable deputies joined in the search for the truck and its driver, but once again, the suspect got away.
The vehicle was next spotted in the 10900 block of Oasis by two of the constables, who by that time had been joined by a third. The motorist fled and deputies chased him to the apartment complex.
Hoechstetter said it is important for neighbors to be aware of suspicious activity and notify Precinct 5 at (281) 463-666 when the sense something is not right.
“Do not assume someone else will call,” she said.
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