On Jan. 9, Deputy Sheriff J.D. Ruiz was dispatched to the 4000 block of Eichman Road, northwest of Poteet for a possible burglary of a residence.
Deputy Ruiz and the residents noticed that there was property missing as well as vandalism in the home. Deputy Ruiz located some shoe prints outside the residence and followed them to a fence on Ashford Circle. Deputy Ruiz encountered three individuals at the residence on Ashford Circle and interviewed them.
Deputy Ruiz was able to determine that the shoe prints of two of the individuals matched the shoe prints found at the burglary scene. Deputy Sheriff Daniel Gamez, along with Sergeant Investigators Jesse Martinez and Robert Newman arrived to assist.
Deputies arrested the two individuals and the officers recovered all the items taken in the burglary which included jewelry, four laptop computers, clothing and other miscellaneous items which totaled over $8,000.
Arrested and charged with Burglary of a Habitation were Darrian DeLaVega age 19, of Ashford Circle, Poteet and a 14 year old juvenile. Sheriff David Soward stated that the bond on DeLaVega was set at $50,000 by Justice of the Peace Orlando Carrasco. She was released on January 13.
Sheriff Soward praised the work of Deputy Ruiz and the other officers on this case. “They did some good old fashion detective work and didn’t hesitate in following up on the clues,” the Sheriff said.