The Brownwood Police Department and Brown County Sheriff’s Office made arrests Wednesday in two unrelated burglary cases.
Brownwood officer Colby Adams arrested Charles Bishop, 41, of Brownwood, on a charge of burglary of a coin operated machine, Brown County Jail records state.
In the other case, sheriff’s investigator John Harper arrested Stewart Reynolds, 35, of Bangs, on charges of burglary of a building and theft of a firearm, jail records state.

Bishop arrest
According to an email from Brownwood police:
Adams was on patrol at 10:50 a.m. in the 1800 block of Belle Plain when the owner of the Fast Lane Car Wash approached him. The man told Adams a male was breaking into vacuum machines at the car wash and stealing the money.
            Adams arrived at the car wash and identified Bishop walking away from the car wash. Adams detained Bishop, who surrendered loose coins from his pocket.
    Further investigation, confirmed the information provided to Adams.
Reynolds arrest
 According to a report by Harper:
    Harper investigated the burglary of a storage building on County Road 292 in Early in which three firearms were taken: a .22 caliber rifle, a 20 gauge shotgun and a .22 caliber revolver. Ammunition, knives and a tablet were also taken.
    A witness saw a male, identified as Reynolds, at the building but was unaware of the theft until the owner told her. Harper recovered the tablet in a pawn shop, and Harper was provided with text messages in which Reynolds offered to sell the rifle to a family member.
    Harper made a traffic stop Wednesday on a car in which Reynolds was a passenger and obtained consent to search the car. “Reynolds told me, without prompt, that a .22 caliber revolver was under the passenger seat,” Harper’s report states.
    Harper learned the revolver was one of the firearms reported stolen. Harper arrested Reynolds, who told Harper “the AR22” was in the trunk. Harper recovered the stolen rifle and shotgun from the trunk and a backpack that contained ammunition and knives stolen from the storage building.
    Reynolds went on to make incriminating statements about his activities, Harper’s report states.