CONROE POLICE NAB SERIES OF BURGLARS

PRESS RELEASE from Sgt. Bob Berry

While this is the season for shopping, not all shoppers are doing it legally. Conroe Police Officers arrested a total of five suspects in three days, relating to three different burglaries of local businesses.

On December 2, 2008 Conroe Police Officers C. Roper, M. Goodman, and J. Sullivan responded to a report of an unknown person inside R&R Salvage in the 1300 block of East Davis. An employee of the business arrived to open the business at approximately 6:00 am and heard a noise from one of the metal buildings on the property. Officers arrived and located James Collard, 03-01-08, inside one the salvage storage buildings. Collard was wearing a green worksuit, black mask, and a headband light. Collard apparently bent a wall panel of the metal building and was able to remove approximately $500.00 of salvaged copper from the building. Collard was transported to the Montgomery County Jail on Burglary of a Building charges and remains in jail with a bond of $3,500.00.

On December 4, 2008, approximately 4:45 am, Officer M. Goodman responded to an alarm at the Radio Shack Store located in the 2000 block of N. Frazier Street. Officer Goodman was on patrol within a few blocks of the business when the call was dispatch and was able to see the suspect vehicle leaving the scene. Officer Goodman initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and detained two subjects. Additional officers arrived with Officer Goodman and also responded to the crime scene. The two suspects were identified as Christopher Saltz, 02-21-87, and Shawn Irons, 06-06-86. Saltz and Irons apparently used a crowbar to break the front window of the store and allegedly removed a home entertainment center, computer, and camera. Evidence at the scene and in plain view inside the vehicle tied the two suspects to the burglary. Both suspects were transported to the Montgomery County Jail on charges of Burglary of a Building. Both remain in the jail under $3,000.00 bond.

On December 4, 2008, approximately 9:40 pm, Officer R. McCreary was notified by a passerby that there was possibly a person inside Henderson Feed Supply located 101 East Davis Street. Officer R. McCreary responded to the business and found that there was apparent forced entry and observed two subjects inside the business. Officer McCreary held the suspects at gunpoint until other officers arrived. Officer G. Gallegos arrived and assisted Officer McCreary in handcuffing the suspects. The suspects were identified as 15 and 16 year old males. The juveniles were transported to the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center for processing on charges of Burglary of a Building.

The Conroe Police Department encourages everyone to report suspicious activity to their local law enforcement agency but are reminded to not attempt to apprehend alleged suspects as it could result in serious injuries. In cases of an emergency call 911. You may also call the Conroe Police Department at 936-522-3203. Persons with information regarding felony criminal activity that has already occurred may contact the Montgomery County Crimestoppers and may be eligible for compensation if the information leads to the arrest of the suspect.

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