Two men left behind a pickup that contained their identification, some marijuana and a City of Brownwood street sign after a man who believed a vehicle was being burglarized scared them away.
An investigation is ongoing, a report by Brownwood officer Aaron Taylor states.
Taylor was dispatched to apartments in the 2800 block of Southside at 3:53 a.m. Sunday, where a resident said he heard a noise, looked out the window and saw someone leaning inside his roommate’s Hyundai, Taylor’s report states.
The apartment resident ran outside, and two men ran away. Taylor began checking a pickup with its doors open and key in the ignition. The pickup was parked next to the Hyundai.
Taylor found wallets with the men’s identity and a knapsack with marijuana. The men from the pickup spoke with Taylor later Sunday at the Law Enforcement Center.
The pickup’s driver said he’d pulled into the parking lot, saw the Hyundai and recognized it as belonging to a friend and opened the door, Taylor’s report states. The man said he was looking for a document with his friend's name and offered no explanation as to why he didn’t contact police to say he hadn’t intended anything criminal, the report states.
In other incidents:
• Officer Chandra Geis arrested James Rivers, 40, of Brownwood on an assault charge after responding to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 1600 block of Borden.
• Someone took a cell phone from the display wall at the AT&T office, 1107 Riverside.