By LeaAnne Klentzman
Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel announced recently that two suspected car burglars have been busted. He said a resident in the 23800 block of River Place Drive called 911 after he caught a young man ferreting through his car parked at his Falcon Ranch home in the middle of the night. When the homeowner confronted the man digging in his car, the man just walked away, the homeowner called 911.
Based on the description provided during the 911 call, a sheriff’s sergeant spotted a young man walking on Bay Hill in the Falcon Ranch subdivision that matched the description of the suspect. The sergeant detained him along with the backpack he was carrying. Haenel said. “Later, a search of the backpack produced numerous items that appeared to have been stolen from area vehicles.”
That suspect has been identified as Stephan Johnson, 21, of the Katy area in Harris County.
Then a short time later, at about 3:13 a.m., another deputy spotted yet another suspect that matched a description provided by the vehicle burglary victim. He too was detained, and taken into custody. He has been identified as Caleb Greer, 18, also from the Katy area of Harris County.
Haenel identified some of the items recovered in the arrests to be cell phones, cash, jewelry, a laptop computer, several GPS devices, a radar detector, a carton of cigarettes, magazines for automatic pistols, and rounds of ammunition. No gun was recovered.
The two have been charged with four counts of Burglary of a Vehicle. Haenel said they could be connected to as many as a dozen cases in the vicinity.
Each count carries a $750 bond and both men remain in the Fort Bend County Jail.