Police arrest man responsible for carjacking Pappadeaux employee

Police arrest man responsible for carjacking Pappadeaux employee

Beaumont Police say they have apprehended the man who carjacked a Pappadeaux employee at knifepoint Sunday, June 24.

Earlier in the week, detectives were able to identify the suspect in the weekend carjacking of the Pappadeaux employee as Rogelio Arellano Torres, a 19-year-old Beaumont resident. They worked with agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to secure a federal warrant for carjacking. Officers had been searching for Torres since the day after the carjacking.

At 6:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, a resident in the 1000 block of Montrose called to report a suspicious male in the neighborhood. When patrol officers arrived, they located the suspect, later determined to be Torres. Torres fled, and after a brief foot chase, officers lost sight of him. They quickly set up a perimeter and called on the assistance of K-9 and Street Crimes Unit Officers. After an exhaustive search of the area, officers located Torres at a business in the 7800 block of College.

At 8:41 p.m., Torres was taken into custody without further incident. Officers booked Torres into the county jail on an outstanding state warrant for possession of a controlled substance and placed a federal hold on him for the federal carjacking warrant.