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May 18th, 2013
Man stabbed after interrupting apartment burglary


An unidentified suspect who allegedly stabbed a young man when he was caught red-handed in an apparent burglary early Wednesday is still at-large.

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A 20-year-old man returned to his home in the Avalon Apartments, 1703 Interstate 35 N., shortly after midnight and found an intruder holding a small knife and a laptop computer, according to San Marcos police Sgt. Mike Wellman. The apartment owner was cut several times as the two men struggled. The intruder fled on foot as the victim sought help, first from a neighbor who did not answer the door, then at the nearby La Quinta Inn.

San Marcos police are asking for help identifying the burglar, described as a white male about five feet tall with a thin build and tan skin. He was wearing a black or grey T-shirts and jeans, the victim told police.

Although San Marcos police say many, if not most, apartment burglaries happen at units with unlocked doors, in this case, the front door to the apartment was forced opened.

Apartment burglaries make weekly, if not daily, appearances on the San Marcos police blotter. However, police are also working a recent spike in burglaries of single-family homes in San Marcos neighborhoods, Wellman said.

Anyone with information about the May 15 burglary/stabbing can call the police’s criminal investigation division at 512-753-2300. Anonymous tips can be passed to investigators through Hays County Crime Stoppers at 512-353-TIPS (8477) or text a message to the San Marcos police at tip411 (847411).

DISCLOSURE: San Marcos Mercury Publisher Brad Rollins serves on Hays County Crime Stoppers’ board of directors.

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2 thoughts on “Man stabbed after interrupting apartment burglary

  1. Is it just me or has there been a disturbing upswing in violent attacks in our town over the past month or so? And now apparently the “police are also working a recent spike in burglaries of single-family homes in San Marcos neighborhoods.” That’s news to me and I pay fairly close attention to what goes on around me. As a single family homeowner it is also kind of alarming and of great pertinence. Any way we could get more on what’s going on and where and how Brad? I suspect I am not the only one who would be interested in this.

  2. You can tell by the number of ambulances and police cars and fire trucks that go on and on. I’d like to know how safe San Marcos is from these people who stop off in our town between hopping the rails. Some look mighty unsavory. I’d love to see the number of calls to these student developments. Citizens have cited these stats at public hearings.

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