Off-Duty Detention Officer Helps in the Arrest of Car Burglar


POSTED: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 4:44pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 11, 2011 - 9:15am

This man thought he'd get away with several car break-ins this morning, but thanks to an alert off-duty detention center officer, who called police as 18-year-old, Jorge Alejandro tried breaking into her vehicle, he didn’t get very far.

"It was very fortunate that she was able to make contact with law enforcement and as a result of this, this individual was arrested."

He was arrested but not before breaking into numerous vehicles that were parked on Topo Chico Circle off Paredes Line Road. Police say Alejandro broke into a 2006 Saturn, 1997 Thunderbird, 2002 Santa Fe SUV and 1999 Ford F-150 pick-up truck.

Police caught Alejandro walking on this street after the alleged burglaries. They say he was carrying a hamper and inside that hamper, he had three car stereos.

"While they interviewed the individual, they also found that he had a couple of roche pills in his possession."

It’s not certain whether Alejandro smashed car windows to get in or if those vehicles were unlocked. But even so, police urge the public to take all personal belongings out of the cars. Crooks are looking for valuable items to steal so if you leave things inside your car, you can be next target.

Alejandro was charged with three counts for Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and a count for Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was given a $5,000 bond.

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