Thirty-two car burglaries have been solved and Sulphur Springs Police investigators are somewhat confident that an arrest made Wednesday afternoon at 4:50 p.m. may in fact solve all the late night unlocked-auto burglaries that have occurred in recent days. The method of operation by the burglar has been the same in all the burglaries that have occurred in the city. The Special Crimes Unit of the SSPD served a warrant in the 400 block of Van Sickle to make the arrest.
When the arrest was made, SCU found the suspect for whom they had a warrant hiding in a closet of the residence. With her was her boyfriend who was also wanted on a warrant for a county theft of property over $750 but less than $2500. They were in the closet hoping to avoid the police and to evade arrest. He is 20-years of age and she is 21-years of age.
Police Chief Jay Sanders told KSST News that when the suspect was identified, the auto burglaries stopped. He said this was a combined effort of SSPD criminal investigators, the patrol division, Special Crimes Unit, and the Hopkins County Sheriff’s office deputies and investigators.
The names of the two arrested were not released by police since both are charged with misdemeanors.