Local witnesses help identify and arrest car burglar

Thanks to the help of witnesses, the Victoria Police Department apprehended a Victoria man attempting to break into vehicles on Ben Wilson.

Joseph Hernandez. 20, was arrested early Wednesday morning after witnesses found him attempting to break into multiple vehicles.

Thanks to the witnesses’ description, officers located Hernandez hiding in the area with stolen property, including some that had not even been reported as stolen.

In total, Hernandez burglarized at least four vehicles in the area, all of which were unlocked.

VPD is asking residents to lock their cars to avoid becoming a victim.

Hernandez has been charged with burglary of a motor vehicle.