Tips from citizens led to the arrests Saturday of a Brownwood teen and a juvenile in connection with two vehicle burglaries.
Charles Ford, 17, was booked into the Brown County Jail on two charges of burglary of a vehicle, jail records state. The juvenile was processed through the juvenile system, Brownwood police said.
According to an email from Assistant Brownwood Police Chief James Fuller:
Officers were dispatched at 8 p.m. Saturday to the 1500 block of Dublin on a vehicle burglary call.
Officers contacted the complainant and a witness to the incident. The witness said he was standing in his living room when he saw two young looking male subjects inside his neighbor's pickup. The witness ran out of his apartment and ran toward the pair while yelling at them.
The suspects ran toward West Commerce.
Officers began processing the scene and discovered a second vehicle broken into on the same street. While processing the vehicles, another citizen drove up and told officers about two males walking in the area who broke into his vehicle and stole a set of keys. Officers were able to gather identifying information and provided this information to other officers in the area.
As officers drove through neighboring streets, an officer was flagged down in the 600 block of West Commerce by the last complainant. This complainant was confronting two young males on the side of the road for stealing his keys.
After confirming information from the burglary scene, officers arrested Ford and the juvenile.