JACINTO CITY – The Jacinto City Police Department was able to chase and arrest five juveniles that had participated in a crime spree last week.
Chief Joe Ayala told the North Channel Star that a robbery of the Shipley Donut store at I-10 and Uvalde occurred at 4:00 am on Wednesday Morning, August 2nd, and officers from his department were alerted to the fleeing robbers by police radio. Although the store was not open at the time, the robbers forced their way in because some personnel were working.
According to Ayala, a car with the perpetrators left Uvalde and headed west on I-10, where it was observed by officers from Jacinto City. The car exited onto Mercury Drive, and soon turned right on Rumar Lane. At this point, two units of the Jacinto City department were in pursuit. The chase wound through some local streets, and headed back east. Eventually, with the two police units close behind, the car with the robbers crashed over an embankment and stopped in the vicinity of Jacinto Port.
The car was disabled and the youthful robbers scattered and ran, but they were soon apprehended by the police.
Officers that were involved in the pursuit and arrest were Cpl. D. Mascari, and Officer D. Martinez. The five boys were arrested and booked, and it turned out that one of them was from Jacinto City, and the others from the Fidelity neighborhood.
Earlier in the night, at 10:30 pm in Houston, they had carjacked the vehicle that they used in the robbery.