Occurred March 26, 2012 10:50pm Burglary of a church building
A 51-year-old man was arrested Monday night when he was caught in the act of burglary to a church.
A neighbor called police and provided information that a man forced entry into the Inglesia Bautista Emmanuel Church located at 1101 Tenth Street. Patrol officers arrived and saw Tiofilo Garcia, 51, inside the church. Garcia ran from the police officers and was apprehended. The patrol dog Laroy went into the building to insure there were no additional suspects in the building.
Officers determined that Garcia attempted to take air conditioners from the church so Garcia was arrested for burglary and delivered to the city detention center.
Garcia was charged with burglary to a building, a state jail felony which is punishable by up to 2 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. Garcia was also charged with evading arrest or detention, a Class A misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 1 year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.
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