Investigators believe 3 Houston-area men connected to Port Neches vehicle burglaries

Published 4:33 pm Friday, May 24, 2024

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PORT NECHES — Two people from Baytown and one from Houston are reportedly tied to vehicle burglaries in Port Neches and other areas, officials said.

The burglaries go back to April 29, when PNPD received numerous calls in reference to vehicle burglaries that occurred overnight in the Ridgewood subdivision, according to information from PNPD.

One vehicle owner reported a stolen firearm. Security camera footage of two suspects was obtained.

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During one of the calls for service, it was determined a cell phone had been left in one of the victim’s vehicles. At the time, it was unknown if the phone belonged to another victim or possibly a suspect.

Officers confiscated the cell phone and later learned the phone was believed to be from a person from Baytown.

Detective Scott Thompson contacted Baytown Police investigators and shared information, and in turn Baytown shared the information with other agencies in that area.

On May 2, the Pasadena Police Department contacted Port Neches investigators and advised they had identified three suspects involved in the vehicle burglaries.

Two of the suspects were out of Baytown, one was out of Houston. Due to the number of crimes and individuals involved, investigators were able to file an enhanced charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, a 3rd Degree felony.

The cases have been filed with the District Attorney’s Office.

The names of the suspects have not been released as of Friday afternoon.