Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Good Police work

Good work Seguin PD!

Police hope arrests will close other cases

SEGUIN — Arrests Friday and Saturday of two local men in connection with an Ellis Street burglary could solve several similar crimes and lead to further arrests.

Seguin Police Detective Sgt. Aaron Seidenberger said officers were dispatched to Ellis Street to investigate a reported burglary in progress after a neighbor reported seeing two young men climbing from a window carrying a large duffel bag.

The caller provided a description, and police located one of the young men, Joseph Cochran, 18, at a home in the 500 block of East Walnut street.

While they were questioning him, a second man bolted from the back of the home and escaped.

Cochran was arrested for alleged burglary of a habitation and theft of a firearm. Recovered in the duffel bag were two knives, a pair of sunglasses, men’s cologne and 80 DVD movies, Seidenberger said.

Cochran’s bail was set at $30,000.

Over the weekend Stephen Medrano, 21, was also booked on an unrelated outstanding warrant, police report. Detectives identified him as the alleged second perpetrator of the Ellis Street burglary. During their interrogation, police reported Medrano admitted the Ellis Street burglary along with several others.

Medrano’s bail had not been set on the burglary allegation early Monday.

Investigation continues.