oncerned Citizen Leads Deputies to Chop Shop

On 1/24/2017 a concerned citizen notified Constable Hayden advising she believed a car was being chopped up. Pct. 4 deputies responded to the 22700 block of Cox. St in New Caney, TX to investigate. As they were approaching the address a vehicle left. Deputies were able to stop the vehicle and made contact with the driver, identified as Nowlin, Tarrell 4/22/71 from New Caney, TX. Nowlin lead deputies back to the house and explained a friend gave him the 2005 Chevy Tahoe a few days ago. Nowlin was currently cutting the car into pieces so that he could scrap it. Deputies were able to locate the VIN number from the cut up car, and found it was stolen out of the jurisdiction of the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office on 1/16/17. Montgomery County Auto-theft was contacted and arrived on scene to assist with the investigation. Nowlin was placed in custody for theft, a state jail felony as well as possession of methamphetamine (which deputies located in Nowlin’s vehicle), also a state jail felony.

Constable Hayden Quoted: “Thanks to a concerned citizen that took the time to notify law enforcement, we were able to locate a stolen vehicle, take more methamphetamine off the street and make several felony arrests. If you see something suspicious, please take the time to call dispatch and let us know. 936.760.5800” Nowlin, Tarrell

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