Sunday, June 13, 2021

Arrests Made in Recent Burglaries Targeting Asian Families

Police have located and arrested several suspects in connection with a string of home burglaries targeting Asian families across the north Texas area over the last several months.

In March of 2017, Southlake detectives began investigating a string of home burglaries by a group of suspects targeting the Asian community.  The suspects utilized the same method of operation in each offense – approaching and entering each residence in the same manner while wearing similar clothing in each of the crimes.  Home video surveillance footage provided by several homeowners played a key role in identifying the suspects, their vehicle descriptions, and their criminal patterns.  The video evidence also resulted in the collaboration of detectives from several North Texas law enforcement agencies who determined the suspects were committing burglaries in multiple cities. As this group of criminals remained active over the next several months, more evidence was collected, resulting in the identification of two suspects by the Southlake and Keller police departments. Information was received that the suspects were also committing burglaries in Tennessee and South Carolina. During the execution of a search warrant in Greenville, South Carolina on November 23rd, the two identified suspects and a third suspect were taken into custody. Stolen property and clothing similar to that worn by the suspects in several North Texas burglaries was also recovered.

On November 24th, Richardson, Southlake, Colleyville and Plano detectives served a search warrant in Mesquite at a residence associated with one of the suspects. Approximately $10,000 in cash, designer purses worth an estimated $30,000, jewelry, a stolen handgun and other evidence was seized. Detectives are continuing to coordinate efforts to review recovered items, and additional charges will be filed.

These arrests wouldn’t have been possible without the cooperation and coordination of the law enforcement agencies involved and the hard work and tenacity of all the detectives assigned to these cases.

The arrested suspects have been identified as Jairo Gomez, Jesus Moulier, and Victor Santana.

 

Suspects Sought in Home Invasion

Shortly before 1:00 pm today, Southlake officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Thetford Court in reference to a home invasion.

The resident, who was home at the time, stated that a male approached her front door and advised he was looking for his dog.  When the victim opened the door, the male forced his way inside the residence and contacted a second suspect via walkie-talkie.  The suspects, who were both armed with firearms, restrained the victim inside the home and demanded money and other valuables.  When the resident’s adult son returned home, the suspects fled the scene in a black newer model GMC SUV.

Both suspects were described as “well-dressed”:

Suspect #1 is a white male in his early 30’s, around 6’0″ tall and heavyset, wearing a Cubs baseball cap with black / green embroidery, thin brown wireframe glasses, a long-sleeved button-down dress shirt, dark pants and dark dress shoes.

Suspect #2 is a white male in his early 20’s around 5’9″ tall and slender build, clean cut with his hair slicked back, wearing a white long-sleeved starched dress shirt and black slacks.  In addition, he was possibly wearing either a bandana or mask around his neck at the time of the offense.

If you have any information about this case or the suspects involved, please contact Southlake Police Detective J. Ellis at jdellis@ci.southlake.tx.us or at (817) 748-8123.

Southlake Police Advisory: SLPD Asking for Information on Identity Theft/Fraud Suspects

The Southlake Police Department is asking for your help in identifying several suspects wanted for identify fraud and identity theft.

On December 22, 2015 the victim reported that her wallet, containing several credit cards, was taken while she was shopping at the Costco store in Southlake. She told detectives that a male approached her while she was shopping and tried to communicate with her in a different language. Soon after he approached her, a woman came forward, apologized for the inconvenience and walked away with the man. As the victim went to pay for her items she realized that her wallet had been taken.

On December 29, 2015 the victim returned to the Southlake Police Department to report that $30,000 in charges had been made with her stolen credit cards at Target stores in Grapevine and Euless.

Surveillance video (snap shots shown below) from the stores showed a male and an older female as well as a younger female. The older male is described as a white male in his fifties, approximately five-foot-six inches tall, medium build, with brown hair. He is seen wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans.

The older female is described as being in her late fifties or early sixties. Approximately five-feet-four inches to five-feet-six inches tall, with a medium build and short red or brown hair.

After reviewing time-stamped receipts, along with the surveillance video, it was determined that the younger female, wearing the leopard print shirt, is possibly working with the pair.

If you can identify any of these suspects or have information to pass along to police, please contact Detective Chris Melton at (817) 748-8129 or by email cmelton@ci.southlake.tx.us.

This individuals pictured below are are seen in various surveillance videos at different times and different days.

 

 

 

 

 

Southlake Police Bulletin

The Southlake Police Department needs your help identifying the man and woman seen in this surveillance video from a 7-11 store in Irving. The pair is wanted in connection with theft of a vehicle, credit cards and ID Theft.

The vehicle theft occurred on June 30th, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. A 1999 Gold Ford Explorer with the Texas license plate number FGX0266 was stolen from behind the victim’s business located in the 2100 block of E. Southlake Blvd.

The victim reported the stolen vehicle along with several credit cards and a Uniden Pro-34 Police Scanner. The victim’s Discover Card was used at a 7-11 convenience store located at 3321 Walnut Hill Lane in Irving, Texas around 7:00 p.m. The pair attempted to use the victim’s Discover Card again at Nordstrom in Hurst and at a Wal-Mart a short time later but both purchases were declined.

If you can help identify either subject or have additional information regarding this crime, please contact Detective Chris Melton at (817) 728-8129 or cmelton@ci.southlake.tx.us        suspects

VehiclePictured Above – Suspect Vehicle

Pictured Below – Stolen Vehicle

Stolen Vehicle Photo

Suspects Arrested in String of Armed Robberies and Burglaries

A pair of suspects wanted in a string of aggravated robberies and burglaries in multiple cities are now behind bars thanks to great police work. On Sunday, May 31, 2015 at around 3:00 p.m. Southlake Police Officers responded to a resident in the 2100 block of Cheyenne Park. police_arrest_handcuffs  The resident told police he was outside his home when two men pulled up next to him in a vehicle.  One suspect pointed a handgun at the victim’s chest and took his cell phone. Prior to this aggravated robbery the suspects reportedly committed a burglary of a habitation through an open garage door in the 1000 block of Carroll Meadows Court. As investigators worked these two cases they learned of similar robberies that had occurred in at least four other cities including; Haltom City, Euless, Colleyville and Arlington.  
 
Southlake detectives worked through the evening and early morning hours following up on several leads.  They were able to locate the suspects, Darian Riley and Cade Porter, in the city of Hurst.  Arrest warrants were obtained by Southlake and Haltom City detectives and both suspects were arrested at around 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning. Additional warrants are expected. If you are concerned about suspicious behavior or persons in your neighborhood please contact the Southlake Police Department at our non-emergency number at (817) 743-4522.