Observant neighbor helps catch burglary suspects

Two of the suspects have been identified as Jansel Arce, 19, (left) and Abel Vicente, 20 (right)

August 5, 2010 4:08:53 PM PDT
Deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office say they've nabbed four burglary suspects, and they have an observant neighbor to thank for the bust. On Wednesday, at approximately 7:45am, deputies of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office were called to the Kelliwood Subdivision for a burglary in progress occurring in the 21600 block of Canyon Links Court in Katy.

The preliminary investigation reveals a resident in close proximity of the burglary heard some type of pounding coming from his neighbor's house. Deputies say the neighbor observed an unfamiliar vehicle parked in front his neighbor's house and witnessed three suspicious persons walk towards their back yard. Shortly after that, he heard what sounded like glass breaking and he called the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

Fort Bend County patrol deputies arrived within a few minutes and immediately detained three male suspects found inside the residence and a fourth female suspect who acted as a lookout. The suspects were reportedly found to be in possession of the homeowner's jewelry, assorted pocket knives, cologne, an undisclosed amount of cash and a 42" television, all of which was released back to the homeowner.

Two of the suspects have been identified as Jansel Arce, 19, and Abel Vicente, 20. They are both of the Houston, Harris County area and are now incarcerated in the Fort Bend County Detention Facility on charges of burglary of a habitation. No bail has been set. The other two suspects are juveniles and they were transported to the Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Fort Bend -Detectives continue to investigate this incident.


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