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April 17th, 2009
Sheriff's office investigates string of burglaries


The Hays County Sheriff’s Department is asking citizens to be aware of a string of burglaries in the western parts of the county.

On April 8, around 3 p.m., a suspicious vehicle was seen in the Falcon Woods Subdivision. The vehicle, a black Acura MDX with Texas plates, was seen near the location of a burglary on Pico Court. The vehicle left the area, occupied by a white female, 20-30 years old, accompanied by a juvenile male.

Residents gave chase, but the vehicle fled. However, they were able to provide the vehicle’s plate number to arriving deputies.

Sheriff’s deputies made contact with the owner of the vehicle, who resides in southwest Austin, and were told the plates to her vehicle had been recently stolen.

Then, on April 14, Round Rock police officers were involved in a chase, both vehicular and on foot, and arrested a female driving a back Acura MDX. Officers discovered both the plates and the vehicle were the same as the ones reported in the Falcon Wood burglary.

Police contacted the registered owner of the plates, who then contacted the Hays County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s detectives then went to Williamson County, and found numerous stolen items in the vehicle. They then went to the suspect’s mothers home in south Austin and found more stolen items.

A search warrant was then executed at another south Austin home, where even more stolen items, and a male juvenile who has been charged with two counts of burglary. He is now in custody at the Hays County Detention Center. The female driver remains in Williamson County custody, pending charges in Hays County.

Detectives have identified property from ten or more Hays County burglaries, but the investigation is ongoing.

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