By LeaAnne Klentzman
A police chase ends with the arrest of two burglars; cops still looking for a third man.
About 11 am, on Tuesday morning, September 27, sheriff’s deputies responded to a residential burglary in the 15400 block of Mueck Road in the Tierra Grande subdivision which is in far rural southwest Fort Bend County. Deputies were alerted after witnesses saw suspicious people leaving a home in a small blue vehicle.
According to Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel, “About an hour later, a motorcycle deputy on patrol spotted a blue Toyota Camry matching that description traveling west at the 13000 block of FM 361 near FM 1994, just east of Fairchilds.” The motorcycle officer and a patrol unit stopped the reported suspicious vehicle on Boothline Road. As the deputies approached the car, it took off. A police pursuit ensued.
Haenel said, “The chase concluded when the vehicle stopped at a location on FM 762.” As the suspect vehicle came to a stop, two Hispanic males bolted on foot from the car across a pasture. A Hispanic female, identified as Mayra Elena Zuniga, 33, was captured by deputies near the vehicle. After a foot chase, one of the fleet footed, field fleeing, burglars was eventually caught, hiding in a dry creek bed. According to Haenel that suspect has been identified as Damgry Ramos Mateo, 32, by the foreign identification card he produced. The third suspect continues to evade arrest.
Inside the suspect vehicle deputies recovered computer equipment, a television and other items that were taken in one of the residential burglaries. Other stolen items linking the trio to a burglary on nearby Hughes Road were also recovered from their car.
Haenel said Mateo faces an evading arrest charge while Zuniga is charged with burglary of a habitation. Both are under immigration holds and remain in the Fort Bend County Jail. Anyone with information on the third subject in this case, call the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4664.