Police chase leads to auto burglary suspect arrest
After a vehicle pursuit and a foot chase, police arrested a man suspected of breaking into cars in the 2200 block of Broadway Street in Beaumont on Feb. 25 at about 3:25 a.m.
According to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department, officers were dispatched to the address after a report of a black male wearing a red shirt breaking into vehicles at the Broadway location. Upon arrival, officers report, they were able to hear someone breaking into a vehicle. That is when they reportedly saw a man matching the witness description of the suspect running to get into a nearby vehicle, a maroon Chevrolet Suburban parked at 2215 Calder Ave.
The suspect fled down Calder toward 11th Street and then turned back onto Calder traveling east. Officers spiked the fleeing suspect's tires on Calder. After turning south on 4th Street and west on South Street, he stopped the SUV on South Street at 5th Street and fled on foot. He was apprehended in the same area.
According to police, three vehicles burglaries were discovered in the area. The vehicle owners were notified, and all wished to purse charges. Martin was arrested on taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility where he was booked for three felony counts of auto burglary due to previous convictions, evading in a motor vehicle and evading on foot.
Police report that property in addition to reportedly missing items was discovered, but at the time of the report, police had not found where the other missing items belonged or any other burglarized vehicles in the area. The investigation is ongoing.