College Station, Tx On Tuesday College Station Police arrested four suspects in connection to at least 17 different car burglaries that occurred in College Station since approximately mid-September.
At around 1:15 a.m. a College Station Police officer patrolling the area of Harvey Mitchell Parkway and Luther Street West as a result of recent burglary activity, conducted a traffic stop on a gold-colored 1995 Honda Accord 4 door vehicle. While speaking to the driver, the officer noticed a car stereo lying loose in the back seat, which the driver claimed to have bought from an unidentified person earlier in the day. After receiving consent to search from the driver, the officer was able to recover property that he determined had been stolen from two victims of recent car burglaries in College Station.
As officers continued their investigation, they went to the residence of the driver and observed what they believed to be more stolen property. Representatives of the College Station Police Department Criminal Investigations Division responded to assist in this investigation and were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence located at 1602 Finfeather #28, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas.
Assisted by the Bryan Police Department Criminal Investigations Division and the College Station Police Department Community Enhancement Unit, detectives were able to serve the search warrant and were able to recover numerous items of stolen property as well as marijuana and prescription medication.
Detectives were able to determine that the property recovered during the original traffic stop and subsequent search warrant were related to at least 17 different burglary of vehicle offenses that occurred in College Station since approximately mid-September. As of this time, detectives have been able to return over $2,100.00 worth of property to owners previously victimized in these crimes.
Additionally, detectives located and seized approximately ½ pound of marijuana and a quantity of illegally possessed prescription drugs.
22 year old Bobby Smith of Bryan was charged with Driving While License Invalid and two counts of Theft for the property recovered from the vehicle he was operating. After the search warrant was served, Smith was additionally charged with Possession of Marijuana and Felony Theft.
23 year old Gerrie Aldridge of Bryan was charged with Felony Theft, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
23 year old John Blanton of Bryan and 20 year old Renate Johnson of Bryan were charged with Felony Theft.
Detectives continue their efforts in contacting owners of the recovered property and it is possible that additional charges may result from their efforts.