Beaumont Police Detectives have obtained warrants on two individuals from Vidor, who are responsible for a string of burglaries of storage units from the Speedy Storage located at 5440 Dowlen Road and Lisotta’s Mini Storage located at 6045 College Street. Beaumont Police Burglary Detectives have been working diligently on numerous burglaries of storage units within the city. This hard work has led to suspects being identified, charged, and the recovery of stolen property, which has been returned to its owners.
The stolen property from the burglaries included a classic Chevy truck, three ZTR mowers, two utility trailers, two jet skis on a trailer, another work truck, and many assorted power tools. The majority of the property has been recovered. The classic Chevy truck was found completely stripped of its components. One item that was not recovered was a 150 Mercury boat motor, still in the crate. This was possibly sold in Lumberton based on information provided to detectives.
The two suspects are identified as:
Suspect #1: Jeremy Lynn Phillips, w/m age 31, from Vidor.
Phillips is currently in the Orange County Jail on other charges and is being charged with two counts Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, eight counts of Burglary, and Theft Class A.
Suspect #2: William Wayne Burns, w/m age 28, from Vidor. Burns, not pictured is currently at large and has been charged with three counts of Burglary, and Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle.
If you have any information about other burglaries or the location of William Burns, please contact Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas at 409-833-TIPS, (8477). You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1000.