Recently, Officer E. Srebalus, assigned to the Westside Patrol Division, was dispatched to a burglary of a business at 9300 Boone Road. He arrived and spoke with the citizen who reported the crime and saw that forced entry had been made. The citizen gave the officer a suspect and vehicle descriptions, and a description of the tools the suspects used to gain entry into the building. One suspect had fled in a vehicle and two had fled on foot. Officer Srebalus broadcasted all of this information over the air to the other units.
Sergeant H. Estrella, Officer K. Nola, and Officer T. Hansen conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with its lights off that was driving in the area. The suspect in the vehicle complied with the officers’ instructions and was taken into custody without incident. Inside the vehicle, officers found tools similar to those described by the citizen used in the break in.
The two remaining suspects were last seen in a nearby neighborhood. With the assistance of Officer G. Ortiz and his K9 partner “Surge” a perimeter was set up and the suspects were tracked. The two suspects were spotted on the roof of a nearby business and were taken into custody without incident.
After discussing the case with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, all three suspects were arrested and charged with Burglary of a Building. All of the officers exhibited excellent teamwork in setting up the perimeter and conducting a thorough investigation to get three burglars off of the streets.