SAPD: Four Arrested for Series of Vehicle Burglaries

Several calls for burglaries were reported along the I-10 corridor, resulting in the arrest of the suspects by the authorities. The incident report indicates that the suspects were apprehended without resistance.

According to police, four men have been taken into custody after engaging in a spree of vehicle burglaries that extended across several miles. The individuals facing charges are 23-year-old Cedric Howard, 23-year-old Mark Lopez, 19-year-old Fabian Gonzales, and 21-year-old Daniel Casillas. Howard, Lopez, and Gonzales are charged with firearm theft, while Casillas is charged with hindering apprehension.

The incident report reveals that the suspects first targeted a vehicle parked at Academy Sports on Loop 410 and Vance Jackson, stealing two guns. They then proceeded to a parking lot near the Ashley Store on I-10, where they burglarized another vehicle. However, their criminal activities took a turn when they attempted to break into a third vehicle at the Home Depot on I-10 and De Zavala. The owner confronted them, and the suspects responded by brandishing a gun. In self-defense, the victim fired his own weapon at the perpetrators.

Following the altercation, the suspects fled in a stolen blue sedan but crashed it in a Top Brass parking lot less than two miles away. Abandoning the vehicle, the armed burglars escaped on foot and were observed entering a white sedan by witnesses. Coincidentally, they drove right in front of the police substation on Prue Road near Fredericksburg Road. Seizing the opportunity, patrol officers intercepted the suspects, leading to their apprehension.

It is worth noting that, with the exception of Gonzales, the individuals involved in the spree have extensive criminal records in Bexar County. Previous charges against them include burglary, theft, evading arrest, and illegal possession of firearms.

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