There was nowhere to hide, yesterday afternoon as police officers scoured the streets looking for three wanted subjects. At 4:15 pm, Officers J. Vela and J. Cantu found Melissa Garza, 29, at Paradise Bay Apartments and arrested her on a Felony Theft Warrant obtained by Property Crimes Detective J. Little. Garza was originally cited for shoplifting $48 worth of store merchandise at H.E.B. Plus on Saratoga. Due to her prior theft convictions, the Class "C" Misdemeanor was upgraded to a Felony. She was arrested and booked on the outstanding warrant.
Twenty minutes later, at 4:35 pm, Senior Officer H. Corona checked on wanted suspect Marcus Andrew Brailey and found him at his girlfriend's. Brailey who was wanted on an Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle warrant obtained by Homicide Detective R. Torres was arrested and booked at the City Detention Center. Brailey's bond was set $25,000. Brailey is accused of U.U.M.V. stemming from a vehicle taken in a robbery on April 23, 2012.
Officer J. Vela booked Garza and went searching for Guadalupe Cruz, 29, and found him at Paradise Bay Apartments. Cruz was arrested and charged with a fresh off the press warrant for Felony Theft obtained by Property Crimes Detective D. Rjasko. Cruz' bond was also set at $25,000. Cruz is accused of stealing the victim's jewelry when she provided him with a glass of water. Cruz was part of a flooring crew working inside the victim's home.
Anyone with any information on wanted individuals is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS or login online at www.888TIPS.com. Tips are taken in the strictest confidence and callers can earn a cash reward up to $1,000.
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