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Crime spree comes to an end

June 8, 2011 by Randy Keck

Three men arrested for local, area burglaries

Two local and several Parker County burglaries have been solved with the arrest of three Dallas men late yesterday (Tuesday, June 7).

Sean Allen Schwartz, 25; Nicholas Lopez, 22; and Luis Vallejo, 27, all of Dallas, were arrested in Somervell County after a traffic stop revealed the men in possession of items that law enforcement believe were used in the burglaries.

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Investigators said the six burglaries in Parker County were reported from March through April, where the suspects would disable any alarm systems, forcibly break in and take cash, numerous cartons of cigarettes and tobacco products as well as burglarizing ATMs, while leaving the stores in disarray.

When deputies and investigators arrived on scene, they discovered the stores had been broken into by damaging locking mechanisms and ATM machines, which had been destroyed from being pried open.
The Parker County store owners and employees reported a combined total loss of more than $30,000.
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said the patrol division increased patrol and conducted surveillance of numerous stores within the county after a number of convenience store burglaries were reported in recent months.

“We have spent countless hours utilizing crime scene, our CID investigators and a considerable amount of patrol surveillance due to these crimes,” Fowler said. “But just as the suspect knew no boundary lines, neither did our investigators.”

The suspects are being held in Hood County Jail.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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