Weekend Police Activity in the Twin CitiesFeatured Stories, News Monday, August 11th, 2014
11 more vehicle burglaries took place in College Station over the weekend. Police also report two Houston men were arrested after being caught taking a cooler out of the bed of a pickup parked at the city’s utility center off Graham Road. Lt. Chuck Fleeger says neither suspect matches the picture of a man caught on surveillance inside an unlocked SUV parked in the garage of a home. 19 year old Anthony Mendoza and 20 year old Miguel Nava were arrested for misdemeanor burglary.
Meantime, someone broke into ten vehicles between Friday night at 6 and Saturday morning at 8 at the Caldwell Country Express Center on Southwest Parkway. Fleeger says there was forced entry into some vehicles…some owned by the dealer and others owned by customers. That brings to 43 the number of vehicle burglaries in College Station over the last three weeks.
Bryan police responded to a pair of calls on Groesbeck during the last three days. Sunday morning about 1:30 outside Club Tropicana, two men say they were assaulted by three or four men. One of the victims was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The other had minor injuries that did not require medical attention. The victims say the suspects approached them and attempted to sell illegal drugs. The victims say when they refused, the suspects beat them and took money and a cell phone.
Friday afternoon, police report a crash between a SUV and a pickup sent five people in the SUV to the hospital. Officers were told the SUV attempted to make a left turn from Groesbeck to Richard in front of the oncoming truck. The driver and passenger in the pickup did not require medical attention at the scene. The driver of the SUV was admitted for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and was still hospitalized as of Monday morning. Four children and an adult in the SUV were taken to the hospital were treated for minor injuries and released.
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