Deputies quickly solve 2 burglaries; loot recovered

Two recent residential burglaries have been cleared by the Atascosa County Sheriff ’s office according to Chief Deputy David Soward.

On Saturday, November 12, deputies were dispatched to Garcia-Estrada Road for a burglary in progress call. The caller told dispatchers they saw a man carrying items off of the property.

Deputies Jesse Martinez, George Lopez, Bowen Patton, E.J. Lozano, Jack Bryan and Sergeant John Rothenbach responded.

When the deputies arrived, the witnesses told the deputies that the suspect had gone to a nearby residence where the deputies attempted to locate him.

Sergeant Investigator Matt Miller arrived at the scene to conduct the investigation. The officers received consent from the home owner and were allowed into the residence.

Deputies located the suspect hiding behind a bedroom door and he was taken into custody.

Stolen property taken in the burglary a short time earlier was recovered. The deputies also recovered a stolen PS3 game console and several PS3 games that were taken from a nearby burglary that was reported on October 31st.

According to Chief Soward, the suspect, Edward Charles Gamez, 28, of Poteet, was arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation and theft-posession of stolen property over $500.

Bonds were set at $25,000 and $3,000 respectively by Justice of the Peace Betty Caballero.

On Monday Lt. Eliseo Perez charged Gamez with the October 31st burglary of a habitation and bond was set at $75,000 by Justice of the Peace Orlando Carrasco.

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