CS Police: Home Burglaries on the Rise

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

College Station police say since July 15, they have investigated 14 home burglaries, including attempted ones, in the Southwest Parkway area.

Most of those have gone unsolved, but Friday morning a watchful neighbor helped police catch an alleged burglar in the act.

Alphonso Turner, 17, is in custody, accused of breaking into a College Station residence.

Turner was caught Friday morning, after police say he and another man broke into a house in the 2100 block of Crest Street. The duo didn't get too far, police say a neighbor saw the alleged burglars and called police.

The pair fled and Turner was later caught and arrested near Dominik. The other suspect remains on the run.

News 3 talked to the resident who's house was broken into soon after she learned of the crime.

"It makes me a little nervous just because I was having my alarm system installed next week and so to come home and see things scattered everywhere. It makes you a little nervous," Stephanie Stewart said.

Police are now looking into the possibility of whether this burglary is related to others recently reported in the Southwest Parkway area.

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