Police: Drunk teens accused in burglary spree

Gabino Hidalgo, Jr., 19, of La Porte (left) and James Shine, 18, of Pasadena (right) are facing felony charges
February 19, 2013 11:00:43 AM PST
Police in La Porte say a night of drinking for two teenage friends led to a string of crimes, and now, felony charges.

On February 5, a string of burglaries were committed in La Porte's Pecan Crossing subdivision. Police say at one point, the two suspects were caught in the act by area residents, and a fist fight broke out, but the pair of burglars managed to escape.

A few hours later, police arrested two teens for public intoxication while they were strolling in the same neighborhood. After multiple burglary reports were made to police, felony charges were filed against Gabino Hidalgo, Jr., 19, of La Porte and James Shine, 18, of Pasadena. Due to the combination of offenses, the charges carry a penalty of up to two years in jail and possible fines up to $10,000.
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