By LeaAnne Klentzman
A traffic accident near a burglary scene leads to the arrest of four residential burglars.
Wednesday, December 14, about 3:30 p.m., sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a residential burglary in the 8200 block of Chelsea Bend Court in the Mission Bend area of Fort Bend County. While the deputy was on the scene investigating the burglary and taking a report, his supervisor rolled up on a nearby traffic accident, near the intersection of Highway 6 and Bissonnet. As the facts unfolded on the burglary, the on scene deputy learned that a resident close to the burglary had seen four men leave the area in a red SUV. The traffic accident the supervisor was checking on also involved a red SUV and four males.
Realizing that things were amiss, the supervisor began to put two and two together. According to Bob Haenel, spokesman for the Sheriff, “Patrol Lt. Wayne Hastedt came upon the rollover accident on Highway 6. Three subjects had crawled out of the vehicle and were standing nearby, while a fourth was on the pavement.” Haenel went on to explain that while Hastedt was on the accident scene he saw one of the subjects removing items from the vehicle, noticed their nervous demeanor and looked inside the SUV and saw several more pieces of property. Further investigation revealed that the property in the red SUV matched property stolen in the nearby residential burglary.
Haenel said the homeowner came to the accident site and identified jewelry and computer equipment that had been stolen from their home.
The four occupants of the red SUV were arrested and charged with burglary.
The arrested men have been identified as Calvin Towns, 20; Donovan Towns, 17; Jarad Jarreau, 18; and Reggie Galang, 20, all of Houston.