Young Male Arrested for Burglary of a Vehicle Monday Night

A 19-year old male was arrested for burglary of a vehicle after a Corpus Christi police officer observed him inside of a black BMW that did not belong to him Monday evening. The vehicle's driver's-side window was broken.

Police received reports of an individual hanging around the BMW in the 800 block of South Staples Street at around 8:30 p.m. When a police officer arrived at the scene, he saw 19-year old Richard Garcia sitting in the driver's side seat with the window busted out. Police say Garcia had small cuts on his hands.

The police officer contacted the owner of the vehicle and confirmed that Garcia did not have permission to be inside of the vehicle. Garcia was arrested and charged with burglary of a vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor.

Police estimate the damage to the window to cost around $200.


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