Late yesterday afternoon, the Bandera Marshal’s Office released details about several vehicle thefts that happened in Bandera by two suspected 14-year-old males.
The juveniles are said to have broken into a business in Devine, then later stole a Chevrolet truck. After that, the subjects when to Bandera where they hit at least one parked vehicle and stole property out of several cars. Next, they abandoned the stolen truck by the Boys and Girls club and stole a red truck and a blue car. The truck was found on Cypress St and the blue car was found near the Boys and Girls club.
The Bandera Marshal’s Office disclosed further details saying that Bandera Deputy Marshal Allen and Cpl Paige of the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Boys and Girls Club area in an attempt to locate a stolen truck from Medina County.
Deputy Allen located the vehicle and processed the truck when a different suspicious vehicle was found wrecked on Cypress Street. The vehicle was also discovered to be stolen.
The Bandera County Dispatchers advised Marshal Dietrich that they had seen two juvenile males walking in Bandera around 4:30 PM. It is said that during this time, another stolen vehicle was found.
The information provided by the Bandera County Marshal’s Office adds that Bandera County Sgt. Sanchez observed the two male juveniles a little bit later walking on FM 1077. After making contact with the subjects, Sgt. Sanchez determined that one of the individuals was a runaway from Medina County and the other male was in possession of marijuana. The two juveniles were taken into custody and taken to the Marshal’s Office.
Once both individuals were in the presence of Judge Towers, one of them admitted to stealing vehicles and breaking into cars.
The Bandera County Juvenile Department was consulted and officials decided to turn the two subjects over to the Devine Police Department so they could place them in the Atascosa County Juvenile Detention Center. The offenses that occurred in Bandera are being forwarded through the Bandera County Juvenile for prosecution.
In addition, the Bandera Marshal’s Office adds, “I am very grateful for the teamwork and assistance from the Bandera County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety this morning.”
Another note on the Facebook post urges the community to lock their vehicles. Many thefts can be avoided if thieves don’t have easy access to items.