Friday, December 18, 2009
Report Suspicious Activity to the Police
On December 17, 2009, at approximately 9:00pm, the Bryan Police Department was dispatched to suspicious activity at 3031 Wildflower. Target Department Store Loss Prevention observed individuals looking into vehicles in the parking lot. Target Loss Prevention contacted the Bryan Police Department and officers responded. Officers contacted a red 1994 Nissan Pathfinder with two Hispanic males inside the vehicle. The vehicle was parked outside Anytime Fitness. Items were found from a previous burglary reported in November. The two individuals were subsequently arrested for Theft >=$50<$500. Other possible stolen items were recovered from the vehicle. There is an ongoing investigation into the burglaries.
Tello, Felipe Jr., H/M, DOB 11/17/1989, Bryan resident.
Picture can be obtained at http://justiceweb.co.brazos.tx.us/judicialsearch/
Salinas, Joe, H/M, DOB 09/17/1992, Bryan resident
No photo of Salinas is available.
Theft >=$50<$500 is a Class B Misdemeanor and is punishable by a confinement for a term not to exceed 180 days in county jail; and/or a fine not to exceed $2,000.
Crime prevention methods to reduce car burglaries include:
• Park in lighted areas. The best place is where a lot of people are walking around. Parking in the back of a building where no one walks can give a burglar an opportunity to break into a vehicle without being noticed.
• Remove any valuables from the vehicle. Remove your GPS, school books, iPods, cell phones, and purses. If valuable items aren’t visible, the burglar has no need to enter your vehicle.
• Never leave keys in a vehicle. Turn off the vehicle and take them with you.
• Lock the doors and windows of the vehicle. Don’t make it easy for the burglar to steal your property.
• Remove the detachable face of the car stereo if the stereo comes equipped with that safety device. Keep a log of stereo serial numbers written down, if there is an after-market stereo in the vehicle.
These crime prevention techniques are not foolproof, but they can reduce the risk of victimization. We encourage residents to report suspicious activity in shopping centers, their neighborhood or apartment complex to the police.
The Bryan Police Department would once again like to thank the public for their assistance and partnership in apprehending these criminals. The police department asks that the public be our eyes and ears to help prevent crimes. Be alert and observant. If you suspect criminal activity, record a vehicle license plate number or information about the vehicle such as make, model, color, damage or stickers. Also look for clothing, scars or tattoos on people. Information about the suspect and suspect vehicle can assist in the apprehension of burglars. If the burglar is in jail, they cannot victimize you or your neighbors.
When you see suspicious activity contact the Bryan Police Department or the Brazos County Sheriff’s Department at 979-361-3888; contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600. Together we can make a difference in our community.
Officer Jason B. James
Bryan Police Department
Public Information Officer
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