On a recent Thursday, Texas police received a report of a stolen motorcycle. They also reportedly got a phone call from someone in the community who told them that a crime had been witnessed on a security camera. When police officers went to the neighborhood in question, they wound up taking two men into custody. An 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old were arrested and are now facing theft charges.
A citizen had supposedly seen two men on a security camera who appeared to be stealing a motorcycle. When police officers encountered the two men who were later arrested, they believed them to be the people who were seen on surveillance footage. The two were charged with burglary of a motorbike.
Law enforcement officers arrived at the subdivision around noon
It was midday when police officers arrived at a local subdivision to investigate reports of motorcycle theft. They took the two suspects to a county jail. The men are said to have had certain items in their possession that police apparently ordered them to return to certain people in the community. There were additional burglaries reported that same day, including theft of firearms.
Even when someone appears on a security film, if theft charges are later filed, a prosecutor must convince a judge or jury that the person seen in the surveillance film is, in fact, the accused individual. Anyone facing criminal charges in Texas may refute those charges in court. It is always a good idea to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney before heading to court.