Galveston police catch suspected car burglar in the act

Galveston police catch suspected car burglar in the act

A teenager was arrested after police caught him in the act of burglarizing a vehicle in Galveston Sunday morning, police said.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 22, 2014 at 7:38 PM

GALVESTON, Texas – A teenager was arrested after police caught him in the act of burglarizing a vehicle in Galveston Sunday morning, police said.

According to the Galveston Police Department, a patrol officer spotted a white 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe in the 1500 block of Bowie Street with a man sitting in the driver’s seat. This happened around 6 a.m.

After he got closer, the officer noticed the driver’s side window was broken and there was glass all over the ground.

The officer thought the man was in the process of burglarizing the vehicle and tried to detain him. However, the suspect climbed out the passenger side door and fled on foot.

The officer gave chase while other patrol officers and a K-9 unit responded to assist, police said.

After several minutes of searching for the suspect, police found him hiding behind a vehicle near 48th Street and Avenue N & One-Half.

The suspect initially gave officers a false name, but the officers discovered his true identity.

He was identified as Roland Rene Alegria, 18, and he was arrested.

He was charged with burglary of a motor vehicle, evading arrest with previous conviction and failure to identify fugitive from justice.

His bonds totaled $40,000, police said. The Texas Department of Juvenile Justice had also posted a warrant for Alegria.

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