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TYLER, January 22, 2014—UPDATE: Tyler Police Investigators obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s vehicle who was arrested on January 14, 2014 when officers caught them leaving the scene of the crime.
Investigators located numerous stolen items worth thousands of dollars in the vehicle that led investigators to determine how many auto burglaries these suspects are responsible for in the City of Tyler, Smith County and Gregg County.
Tyler Investigators have been able to clear 18 auto burglary cases within the City. Smith County Investigators have cleared 14 auto burglary cases along with 3 cases in Kilgore, Texas.
Please remember to harden the target for auto burglars and remove all valuable items from your vehicle over-night.
TYLER, January 14, 2013—This morning, around 3:10 a.m., Tyler Police responded 9402 Tipperary, in Tyler, on report of an auto burglary.
Upon arrival, Tyler Police officers learned from the resident that the victim had a car parked in the driveway whice was burglarized. A garage door opener from the burglarized car was used to open the victim’s garage where another vehicle was located. The suspects burglarized the second vehicle as well, and left the scene.
Officers with the Tyler Police Department stopped a black Chevy Tahoe leaving the area. Two occupants were in the vehicle. Officers discovered property from the victim on Tipperary in the vehicle along with several other stolen items of property..
Jonathan Burkett, a 23 year-old from Tyler, and Jeremy Junkins, a 20 year-old from Whitehouse, were arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail on one charge of Burglary of a Habitation and two charges of Auto Burglary.
KYYK's Gary Richards spoke with Tyler Police Detective Andy Erbaugh about the case. Click below for details.
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