One juvenile is in custody and officers are searching for at least one other suspect in an overnight burglary attempt.
At about 2:29 a.m., a Patrol Officer responded to a burglar alarm at Leon’s Cycle Shop located in the 4800 block of S. Martin Luther King Blvd. As he arrived, he saw two people inside the closed business. The two men fled the scene and the officer pursued. After a lengthy foot pursuit, the officer located one suspect hiding in the backyard of a house. The apprehended suspect is a 15-year-old Beaumont resident.
After apprehending the suspect, officers checked the business and found that a perimeter fence had been cut and the front doors had been pried open. Evidence found in the business and on the perimeter indicated that the two suspects were in the process of burglarizing the business when they were interrupted by the responding officer.
Officers transported the juvenile suspect to the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center and booked him in for Burglary of a Business, Evading Detention, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Officers have not been able to locate the second suspect. The only description available of the second suspect is that he was a black male.
Sgt. Rob Flores, Jr.