Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department made multiple burglary arrests over the weekend.
The first occurred on Saturday, October 7th, at approximately 11:15 pm in the 1000 block of Central Freeway at Castaway Cove. Officers responded to this location in reference to a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival they located 35 year old Steven Rodriguez and 43 year old Lisa Brumley inside one of the cabanas. There was also a pair of bolt cutters located near where they were. Officers were able to view a security video that showed Rodriguez using the bolt cutters to cut a hole in the fence surrounding the property. Officers also located a wheelbarrow near the fence where the hole was cut containing a water pump and a pressure washer valued at over $6,000.00.
Both Rodriguez and Brumley were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with burglary of a business.
The second burglary occurred on Sunday, October 8th, at approximately 8:00 pm in the 1800 block of 10th Street. Officers responded to this location in reference to a possible burglary in progress. Upon arrival they located 50 year old Victor Palmer and 48 year old Tammy Neal. Palmer advised that the residence belonged to a family member and he came to check on it. He stated that he found the front door unsecured and due to recent burglaries in the area he took a suitcase full of clothing, a vacuum cleaner, a cart of miscellaneous items, two decorative eagles and stereo equipment for safe keeping.
Officers made contact with the home owner and where advised that no one had permission to be in the residence or to take any property.
Both Palmer and Neal were arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where they were charged with burglary of a habitation.