Police Catch Car Burglar Red-Handed
EL PASO — Police caught a car burglar in the act around midnight Sunday on Yandell near Magnolia.
Upon responding to a vehicle theft call, police arrived at the scene and noticed 22-year old Derrick Wilson inside of a 2001, black Volkswagon Beetle. They confronted Wilson and ordered him out of the vehicle. Wilson was taken into custody without any incident.
An investigation revealed that Wilson had forced the window open to the car and taken items from the car. Police also discovered that Wilson had been driving a Silver, 4-door 2001 Volvo S40, which had been reported stolen on March 30th.
Wilson was charged with Burglary of Vehicle (Class A Misdemanor) and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (State Jail Felony).