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Police Find Wanted Man While Following Up On A Suspected Burglary In Progress

Sulphur Springs Police responded to a possible burglary in progress on South Locust Street at 11:50 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. Upon arrival, they observed a man inside the residence in question.

Jovanni Vargas

The 28-year-old Como man did not have the owner or lessee’s permission to be there. He allegedly exited the back window of the residence, where he was detained by officers. EMS was contacted and responded at the location after the man complained of arm pain, but the officers indicated it did not appear to be broken, SSPD Officer Silas Whaley noted in arrest reports.

A records check showed the man, identified in arrest reports as Jovanni Vargas, to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest for an assault of a family or household member that impeded circulation or breathing, Whaley noted in arrest reports. The Como man was arrested at 12:17 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, and transported to jail, and booked for criminal trespassing as well as the warrant for the March 2019 felony assault charge.

Vargas’ bond was set at $2,000 on the trespassing charge, but was held Monday evening, Nov. 22, 2021, on the other.

KSSTRadio.com publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.

Author: Faith Huffman

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