On January 18, 2017, A District 2 Deputy responded to the 1600 block of Gleneagle Dr. N. in reference to a motor vehicle accident. Upon the deputies arrival they made contact with the homeowner who advised he was a sleep in his home with his family when they were awakened by a loud crash. The homeowner went outside to investigate and saw someone had crashed into his house and his two cars that were parked in the driveway.
The homeowner spoke with his neighbor, who witnessed a vehicle traveling north on Gleaneagle Dr. at a high rate of speed and then heard the crash. The witness then saw the vehicle leaving the scene and wrote down the vehicle’s license plate. The witness said the vehicle that left had severe front and rear damage. The witness said he drove around the neighborhood looking for the vehicle, at which time he saw a young Hispanic male with dark hair driving it. During the scene investigation, the deputy saw the garage of the residence had significant damage, as well as the two vehicles in the driveway. Brick and other house materials from the residence were scattered across the property and roadway. The deputy also saw tire tracks in the front yard which led from the roadway to the garage of the residence.
During the investigation, deputies went to an address in the 1400 block of Ashland and made contact with the vehicle’s registered owner. While there the deputies learned from the owner of the vehicle had lent the vehicle to their son who had just arrived home. While at the residence in the 1400 block of Ashland, deputies located a Honda passenger car with the same license plate and description given by the witness. The Honda passenger car also had major front and rear damage consistent with the damage observed at the residence on Gleneagle Dr. N.
Deputies interviewed the driver who was on location and during the course of the investigation deputies developed enough probable cause to believe the driver was not being truthful and was operating the motor vehicle at the time of the accident. The driver was arrested for Failure to Stop and Give Information and false report to police officer and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. He remains there on a $5000 bond.
The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Jose Mario Gazca DOB 05-20-97
Gazca has had multiple previous arrests on charges including assault on a public servant 02/07/2016; assault causes bodily injury family member 06/25/2015; violation of bond / protective order 08/03/2015, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle 08/02/2015.