Sheriff David Soward reported that his investigators have identified and charged a burglary suspect wanted in connection with several home burglaries from north of Poteet to near Lytle. Sheriff’s deputies had obtained security camera images of the suspect and his vehicle last week following two daylight burglaries. For the third time, the suspect had returned to the Trophy Oaks Subdivision off FM 476 north, where he was nearly apprehended before slipping away in a silver 4-door sedan. With help from Facebook viewers following the posting of these images, sheriff’s investigators were able to identify the suspect and track him to the Bexar County Jail where he had been booked after being arrested by San Antonio Police last Friday on unrelated charges.
Sheriff Soward stated that Captain Matt Miller and Sergeant Investigator Daniel Gamez traveled to the Bexar Co. Jail and interviewed the suspect. Following the interview, investigators charged 30-year-old Miguel Angel Rodriguez of San Antonio with three counts of Burglary of a Habitation. Rodriguez remains a suspect in several additional burglaries that are still under investigation.
“We will continue to dig into Rodriguez’s activities in hope of recovering some of the stolen property but it appears the property was being sold to support his heroin use,” Sheriff Soward explained.
“Twice in the last three to four weeks, I authorized additional patrols in the areas being targeted by this suspect. I’m pleased we were able to identify him and put a stop to his spree,” the Sheriff stated. “Several of my deputies and investigators took part in the investigation throughout this case. They did good work.”
Rodriguez remains in the Bexar County Jail waiting to be transferred back to Atascosa County.
“I would personally like to extend a thank you to the Lytle Police Department, Bexar County Sheriff’s and the San Antonio Police Department for their assistance in the case,” said Sheriff Soward.