On Saturday, March 16, 2019 Patrol Officers conducted surveillance at the Folsom Hike and Bike Trail (located at 6450 Folsom) due to ongoing auto burglaries that have been taking place. Prior to the surveillance operation, an auto burglary had occurred at the location and the victim’s credit cards had been used at a local store. During that investigation, Officers were able to establish a suspect description. At approximately 11:45 a.m. the described suspect from the previous auto burglary, arrived back at the Hike & Bike Trail and began canvassing the parking lot, looking in car windows. The suspect vehicle also matched the description provided from previous week’s auto burglaries and video surveillance footage. The suspect then got back into his vehicle and left traveling west on Folsom.
A traffic stop was conducted on the suspect vehicle and the investigation continued. The driver, identified as Jarvis Hurst, a 26 year old Missouri City, Texas resident, was ultimately arrested on traffic charges and was found to be in possession of several items of evidence linking him to previous auto burglaries, including items purchased using stolen credit cards. Hurst was placed under arrest and transported to the Jefferson County Jail, where he was charged with two traffic violations and three counts of credit card abuse. Additional charges are pending. The investigation is on-going.
The Beaumont Police Department would like to remind our community to remove valuables from your vehicles, especially firearms, take your keys and lock your doors! Furthermore, we would like to assure our community that we are actively monitoring areas that have seen an increase in Auto Burglaries. #SeeSomethingSaySomething #LockTakeHide.