Alleged thief flees police, tracked down by K9 unit

Alleged thief flees police, tracked down by K9 unit

On May 4, at about 12:47 a.m., a Beaumont police officer was on patrol in the 4100 block of Congress Avenue when the officer was flagged down by a citizen, who indicated that a theft had just occurred, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

The victim gave the officer a description of the suspect vehicle. The officer located the suspect vehicle nearby and initiated a traffic stop.

The suspect, Curtis Lee Zeno, 33 year old Beaumont man, fled from the vehicle on foot. A perimeter was established and K9 Gus and his handler, responded to assist. Gus successfully tracked Zeno and located him hiding underneath a residence in the area.

Zeno was taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Jail where he was charged with evading, resisting and theft.

- Beaumont Police Department

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