San Marcos Police have apprehended two suspects that they believe are responsible for more than a dozen nighttime thefts up and down the Interstate-35 corridor since December.
Timothy Bronaugh, 24, and Adrian Moseley 25, both of Austin, were apprehended by San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) detectives conducting surveillance early Friday morning.
Police have charged Bronaugh and Moseley with two counts of Burglary of a Habitation, a first-degree felony carrying five to 99 years in prison and fines not to exceed $10,000. Texas State University Police have also charged the pair with Criminal Attempt Burglary of a Habitation.
Police observed the pair entering the Heights II apartment complex on East River Ridge Parkway. While the suspects were at the apartment complex under surveillance, another resident from a complex on Aquarena Springs Drive called 911 to report an apartment had burglary minutes earlier. The suspect description matched the suspects who were being watched by detectives.
Detectives stopped the suspects as they attempted to flee the property, finding the property stolen from the burglary on Aquarena Springs Drive and from the Heights II apartment complex. Police also discovered that the same two suspects had entered an apartment on the Texas State University campus from which no property was stolen.
Police said the suspects carried out a string of apartment complex burglaries along the I-35 corridor by entering while residents slept and making off with electronics, including televisions, gaming systems, computers and cellular phones. The suspects targeted students who they believed had been out late and were possibly intoxicated, operating under the impression that the victims would not be awake.
“I wish I could take the credit but it really should go out to our team of detectives,” SMPD Chief Howard Williams said.
“We are very relieved to have these suspects in custody,” SMPD Commander Terry Nichols said. “Any suspect who enters a home during the nighttime knows there is a much greater chance of a confrontation with a homeowner. These suspects were obviously not afraid of a confrontation which is very concerning.”Email | Print