Burglary suspect arrested in Port Arthur

Published 10:15 am Monday, May 2, 2011

A witness to a crime helped police in Port Arthur capture a burglary suspect Sunday night.

Port Arthur Police received a call about a burglary in progress in the 1600 block of San Augustine Avenue at about 9:18 p.m. May 1. Officers were given a description of the suspect by a neighbor that was a witness and police searched the area and found a man fitting the description walking in the 1300 block of San Augustine Avenue, according to a press release from PAPD.

The suspect was found in possession of property that police said was linked to the residence. He was arrested for burglary and was also found to have a parole violation warrant for his arrest.

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He was booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. Police have not released the name of the suspect.