A citizen called the police after she saw a man breaking into a pickup early Saturday morning in the 1600 block of Avenue C. Officers found the man trying to hide in the truck and arrested him.
Geoffrey Whitaker, 32, of Brownwood was booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of theft enhanced, unlawful use of a criminal instrument, criminal mischief and criminal trespass, jail records state.
Whitaker remained jailed Monday in lieu of bonds totaling $17,000.
Officers Trey Weathermon and Patrick Sloan, and deputy Scott Bird, saw the suspect trying to hide in the Chevrolet S-10 pickup, Weathermon’s report states.
The suspect had damaged the vehicle’s dash and removed the face plate of the CD player.
Officers removed several items apparently used by the suspect — a screw driver, shears, plastic gloves and a Swiss Army-style knife. The truck’s owner said a wrench and flashlight, found on the floor, did not belong in the truck, Weathermon’s report states.
In other incidents:
Weathermon was dispatched to the Driftwood Apartments, 501 Main, on a disturbance call. Weathermon arrested Rudy Reyna, 39, on charges of public intoxication and possession of marijuana.
Reyna, who has a lengthy history of arrests for public intoxication and criminal trespass, asked Weathermon if he would go to prison for the marijuana. Weathermon told him it was a Class B misdemeanor offense.
“Oh. Well, I’ll be out tomorrow,” Weathermon’s report quoted the man as saying.
Officer Dustin Bode arrested Jessie Lopez, 60, on charges of public intoxication and possession of marijuana as he walked in the 1300 block of Durham. Three male juveniles, ages 16, 15 and 14, were cited for theft after an attempted shoplifting of condoms, chewing gum and a hooded sweater at Wal-Mart. Someone took a 10-foot flatbed trailer from the 4700 block of Oakridge.