BEEVILLE – Officers with the police department took a 38-year-old Sandia man into custody on a charge of burglary of a building early Monday, June 3.
Police Chief Robert J. Bridge said employees of a business next to the McCoy’s Building Supply at 170 W. FM 351 noticed a vehicle in the parking lot at 1:26 a.m. Monday.
The employees called the BPD to report the suspicious vehicle, and Sgt. Jason Alvarez was the first officer at the scene.
Alvarez reported that he found marijuana in the open in the vehicle and also found three females in it.
BPD officers Nathan Morin, John Balderamos and John Constante, along with deputies from the Bee County Sheriff’s Office, arrived at the scene later.
The officers found where someone had tried to gain entry to the store through a side wall.
They detained the suspect, identified as Charles Alan Inman, on the burglary of a building charge.
The charge is a state jail felony, punishable by up to two years confinement in a state jail facility and a fine of up to $10,000.
When officers ran a check for warrants on the suspect, they found that he was wanted in Jim Wells County on a warrant for aggravated robbery.
That charge is a first degree felony, punishable by a prison sentence of up to 99 years or life in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Bridge said the three females in the vehicle, a 37-year-old woman and two 15-year-old girls, were not charged and were released.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.