Burgalry in progress


3:42 AM Stephenville
(Burglary in Progress) SPD is on the scene at Cowboy Tobacco at 2009 West Washington Steet. A caller advised that threes subjects were inside the store with a crowbar and wearing mask.

3:46 AM
The subjects ran from the scene when officers arrived.

3:47 AM
One subject is in custody. Tarleton PD and County Deputies are paged to the scene to help with the search.

3:48 AM
SPD reports that they do have several bags full of merchandise that the subjects dropped as they ran away.

3:49 AM
A second subject is in custody.

3:53 AM
Officers are searching the area for the third subject.

3:56 AM
One of the apprehended subjects does have a warrant for burglary from another county.

4:03 AM
SPD reports that they have found some bundles of cash in a backyard near the scene.

4:12 AM
Two subjects are detained and officers are still looking for the third.

4:13 AM
Officers are still looking for the third subject. I will update as soon as I hear something. Hats off to all the officer that responded to the call. They got there quick. Good Job!

4:25 AM
There is a canine on the scene.

Update: SPD arrested two more subjects the next day. Here is the press release from SPD

Stephenville Police  ·

Press Release- Burglary Suspects

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 3:41 am the Stephenville Police Department received information of a burglary in progress at 2009 W. Washington at Cowboy Tobacco. When officers arrived on scene four suspects fled on foot. Officer Barrier apprehended one of the suspects at the suspect’s vehicle. Officer Borjon and Officer Donley apprehended a second suspect that was headed toward the suspect vehicle. Officers with the Stephenville Police Department as well as officers from other agencies are currently canvasing the area for the two at large suspects. At approximately 9:20 am, Officer James located and apprehended a third suspect in this burglary at Jaycee Park. At approximately 9:40 am, Officer Borjon and Officer Donley located and apprehended the fourth suspect in this burglary at Walmart. At this time all four suspects are being detained in connection with the Cowboy Tobacco burglary. One of the suspects was identified as Xaverone Jarmal Thomas and he has been arrested on two arrest warrants from Navarro County for burglary of a building. The Cowboy Tobacco burglary is currently under investigation by the Stephenville Police Department Criminal Investigation Division. The Stephenville Police Department would like to thank the Owner of Cowboy Tobacco, Tarleton State University Police Department, Erath County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety for their assistance and support. The Stephenville Police Department will continue to release information pertaining to the burglary once it becomes available.