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Police Arrest Two in Auto Burglary Rampage

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FROM THE CORPUS CHRISTI POLICE DEPARTMENT -

Occurred on 7/19/12, 3:07am  Burglary of a Motor Vehicle  5702 Tangle Wood

Two men were arrested for multiple counts of auto burglary after Officers responded to 5702 Tanglewood for a disturbance.  Upon their arrival Officers were told Jerry Contreras, 27, had taken the victim's vehicle without her permission. An argument ensued when he returned the car accompanied by David Rangel, 24, and police were called. Both the men were supposed to have stayed home and watch the kids while she along with Rangel's girlfriend went out.

The owner of the silver Charger told Police her car was loaded with property which she removed and placed against the house.  Both the men walked away from the complainant's home and Officers began searching for them in the neighborhood.

Further investigation revealed the men had been involved in several auto burglaries in the Alvin, Brett, and Crest Valley area.  Officers returned to the home and found the two men hiding in the backyard's high grass.   

Both men were arrested and booked at the City Detention Center.  Contreras was charged with five counts of Burglary of a Vehicle, while Rangel was charged with four counts of Burglary of a Vehicle.  The crime is a Class "A" Misdemeanor and is punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

The stolen property consisted of a backpack, softball glove, anatomy text books, cell phone, purses, radar detectors, and a keyboard.  Officers recovered the stolen property and returned it to the victims.  There were several items Officers believe belong to other victims in targeted area.  If your vehicle was burglarized in this area last night, please call the Criminal Investigation Division at 361-886-2841.

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