Aransas Pass Police arrested man charged with Theft of Mail among other crimes

ARANSAS PASS, Texas- On Sunday, Jan 12th, 2020, Aransas Pass Police Officers were called to a burglary of a vehicle that occurred in a residential neighborhood. Several items were taken from the unlocked vehicle, including a purse and some board games and a Dodge vehicle key.
Officers canvassed the area and found a neighbor had a security camera that captured images of the suspect and their vehicle, a dark Jeep Liberty. This information was shared with other officers. A few hours later, officers spotted the suspect vehicle and stopped it. The male driver matched the suspect description from the earlier report.
The Dodge key was visible on the driver’s seat, and a handgun wrapped in a black sock was also located near where the Jeep had been stopped. Police learned the male had tossed the handgun from the Jeep after he stopped for police. Also located in the vehicle was a large amount of unopened mail, which had been stolen from various locations in Aransas Pass and Ingleside. Several items that had been stolen from the original vehicle burglary event were found inside the Jeep. These included keys, a driver’s license, credit cards, and other items.
The passenger was arrested on the unrelated warrant. The male suspect, who had an extensive criminal history, was charged with Theft of Mail, Tamper/Fabricate Physical Evidence, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Additional charges may follow.
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