Concerned citizen leads police to stolen vehicle, alleged burglar
Lufkin, Texas (KETK) — An alert citizen led to the arrest of man who allegedly stole items, including a car, and was trying to resell them in a Lufkin neighborhood.
At around 7 a.m. on Tuesday, officers were called to the 400 block of North Chestnut on reports of suspicious activity. The caller told dispatchers they saw a vehicle parked next to a home in the area and a man with a gas can stated he had ran out of gas. The concerned caller found the activity suspicious due to recent burglaries in the area. The subject and vehicle were both gone upon officers’ arrival.
Police eventually found a vehicle, which had been reported stolen, in a parking lot in the 700 block of N. Raguet. Authorities found Jerrcorri Jeron Henry with the vehicle. He had two outstanding warrants for his arrest, both for debit card abuse. The suspect was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and the two warrants.
Officers discovered numerous electronics and tools scattered throughout the vehicle. A passerby also told officers Henry was trying to sell the items. The stolen goods were collected and entered into evidence.
Detectives reviewed the items and compared them with items taken in recent burglaries. At least five of the goods have been identified as stolen during a recent car burglary. The follow up investigation is on-going and new charges are expected to be filed.
The recovery of this stolen vehicle and property was due largely in part to the call of a concerned citizen. The Lufkin Police Department asks that if citizens see suspicious activities in their neighborhoods to please call and make a report to the Lufkin Police Department non-emergency line (936)633-0356. It is because a concerned citizen took the time to notify the police department that officers were able to conduct an investigation leading to the arrest of a wanted felon and the recovery of stolen property.