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June 17, 2012

POLICE BEAT: Two teens arrested, charged in two burglaries

A Mineral Wells police spokesperson said Friday two individuals were arrested Thursday in connection to two recent residential burglaries.

Complainants in both burglary reports told police they observed a green Jeep Cherokee nearby.

A burglary report filed Thursday in the 1700 block of N.W. 5th Avenue indicates someone entered the residence through a rear window and removed a laptop computer and a video gaming console. Another report filed later that day in the 200 block of S.E. 19th Street states someone entered the residence and removed a flat-screen television and video gaming console.

The alleged victim of the first burglary reported a Hispanic male driving a Jeep away from the area while the second complainant reportedly observed a similar vehicle parked down the road from the residence and, upon passing the vehicle, observed a Hispanic male and a juvenile inside.

Upon further investigation, officers identified two suspects, Juan Carlos Marcial, 17, of Mineral Wells and a juvenile whose name was not released due to his age.

Investigators also reportedly recovered items stolen from both burglaries.

Both teens arrested face two counts of burglary of a habitation.

Property crimes

According to Mineral Wells police, several property crimes were reported over the past week.

• An aluminum boat was reportedly taken from the rear of a residence in the 1800 block of S.E. 13th Street, according to a theft report filed Monday.

• Police received a criminal mischief report Monday in the 400 block of N.E. 27th Street. According to the complainant, an acquaintance entered the property and damaged several pieces of furniture.

• A counterfeit $50 was reportedly passed in the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 180 East, according to a report filed Monday.

• According to a theft by check report filed Tuesday in the 100 block of Windmill Road, an individual purchased a puppy from the complainant for $100 and issued a stop payment on the check before it could be cashed.

• A burglary report filed Tuesday in the 900 block of S.E. 18th Street indicates someone entered the residence through an unlocked door and removed a backpack containing $1,080 in cash, a video gaming system and jewelry.

• A window unit air conditioner was reportedly taken from the outside of a residence in the 1100 block of S.E. 14th Street according to a theft report field Wednesday.

• Police received a theft report Wednesday in the 3800 block of Ram Boulevard. According to the complainant, a roll of fiber-optic cable and a number of construction cones with a combined value of $2,000 were removed from the property.

•  According to a theft report filed Wednesday in the 800 block of S.W. 19th Street, an acquaintance removed a .22-caliber revolver from the residence without permission.

• Police received a burglary report Thursday in the 1000 block of S.W. 1st Street. According to the complainant, an individual removed several hand tools from an unlocked tool box on a vehicle at the location.

• A debit card abuse report filed Thursday in the 300 block of Country Club Parkway indicates an acquaintance of the complainant made several hundred dollars of unauthorized withdrawals from a debit card.

• According to a burglary report filed Thursday in the 400 block of S.W. 25th Avenue, someone took a gas tank and an air tank from the bed of a pickup truck at the residence.

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