Four arrested in string of burglaries

La Marque arrested four people during an investigation into an outbreak of burglaries
August 3, 2010 9:03:51 AM PDT
La Marque police arrested four people they say were behind a string of burglaries. During the month of July, La Marque Police Detectives Danielle Herman and Geoff Price conducted extensive investigations into an outbreak of burglaries in the City of La Marque. During their investigations, four people were arrested, property was recovered and approximately 20 burglaries were cleared.

Ryan Gerame Curry, 17, of La Marque, was arrested on bonds totaling $327,500 on July 15. Curry's charges included burglary of a habitation, burglary of a motor vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. While investigating Curry, police say property including three firearms and electronics were recovered.

Merrill Seth Wortham, 17, of La Marque, was arrested on bonds totaling $155,000 on July 20. Wortham was arrested with the assistance of the Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force, who also had a felony charge against Wortham. Wortham's charges included theft of a firearm, burglary of a habitation, burglary of a motor vehicle and engaging in organized criminal activity. While investigating Wortham, police say two firearms and electronics were recovered.

Jason Trevino Sr., 32, of La Marque, was arrested on bonds totaling $180,000 on July 22. Trevino's charges included multiple burglaries of a habitation. While investigating Trevino, police say electronics were recovered.

Michael Paul Moore, 18, of La Marque, was arrested on bonds totaling $55,000 on July 23. Moore's charges included theft of a firearm, burglary of a habitation and burglary of a motor vehicle. While investigating Moore, police say two firearms and electronics were recovered.

With the exception of the engaging in organized criminal activity charge filed by the Auto Crimes Task Force, police say the charges against Moore and Wortham stemmed from the same series of events.

In an attempt to decrease the number of unsolved burglaries in the City of La Marque, the Investigations Division is starting to utilize new investigative tools, methods of surveillance and property tracking and recovery. Some of these methods make it difficult for a burglar to know if he is being watched, recorded or tracked. Even with some of the new tools being used, the La Marque Police Department would like to remind the citizens of La Marque that they are still essential to crime prevention. Things as simple as knowing your neighbors, watching out for each other's property, keeping items inside your vehicle hidden and keeping your home and vehicle properly secured and visible can help to deter crime.


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