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East Texas Law Enforcement Agencies seek couple in burglary of coin-operated machines

TYLER, October 15, 2013--East Texas police agencies are investigating numerous reports of burglary of coin-operated machines in hotels in their jurisdictions.

The suspects have been identified as Michael Robert Ward, age 35, and Tracy Lynn Mallewick, age 42..  They are driving a 2002 maroon Mercury 2-door Cougar, Texas license number BM2M786.  Recent security video indicates that Michael Ward has shaved his head.

Several warrants have been issued for their arrest in connection to these burglaries. Tyler police believe they struck again last night at the Holiday Inn Express on W. Gentry. The last known location where the suspects were residing was in the Canton, Texas area.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of these two suspects is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, or Crime Stoppers at 903-597-CUFF (2833). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $500 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.

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