CSPD: Man arrested for attempting to steal lumber from home construction site
The Houston man told College Station police he was hired to help steal the building materials.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - A Houston man was arrested early Tuesday morning following an attempt to steal building materials from a home construction site, according to College Station Police.
According to police, around 3:30 a.m. reports came in of two suspicious men loading lumber into a white van in the 1900 block of Cottonwood Terrace.
When officers got to the home, both men ran away and were followed by CSPD.
Officers later found Olbin Francisco Herrera-Aleman, 29, of Houston, hiding inside a home nearby on Llano River Drive.
Inside the van being used by the suspects were multiple sheets of 4x8 concrete exterior siding board and other materials valued at $1,134.
The other suspect has not been identified at this time and it’s unclear if he was eventually detained.
Herrera-Aleman is charged with theft of property and evading arrest. He told police he was hired to come to College Station from Houston and help steal the material from the home. His bonds total $10,000 but he also has an ICE immigration hold placed on him.
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