Alert citizens help police nab burglary suspects

From top, left to right: Brecia Gomez, Michael Galloway and Keenan Kirton were each charged with burglary of habitation after alert Richmond residents reported their alleged suspicious activity to police Tuesday.

April 27, 2011 5:42:58 PM PDT
Three home burglary suspects were nabbed by Richmond police after some alert neighbors noticed their suspicious activities.

Fort Bend County residents Michael Galloway, Keenan Kirton and Brecia Gomez were all arrested Tuesday morning on charges of burglary of habitation, according to a Richmond Police Department statement. Police say the three suspects allegedly were trying to break into a home in the 1700 block of Long Drive when neighbors notified police of a suspicious vehicle and activities.

Police arrived at the home and saw two of the suspects bolt from the home's front door. Officers ran after the suspects through several neighborhood backyards before taking them in custody. The driver of the suspicious vehicle, later identified as Gomez, also was arrested.

Police say the male suspects allegedly had several stolen items from the home on them as they were being arrested.

The suspects were booked into the Fort Bend County Jail.

Richmond Police were assisted with the response and arrests by the Rosenberg Police Department. Police Chief Bill Whitworth credits the quick-thinking citizens on Long Drive as well as the professional response of Richmond and Rosenberg officers with the incident culminating in a positive conclusion.

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