Two in custody for auto burglary

Two in custody for auto burglary

Two teens are in police custody for after allegedly being caught "carhopping" in the early morning hours of June 22, reports Officer Carol Riley of the Beaumont Police Department. 

According to a news release from Riley, officers responded to the 6000 block of Marcus Drive at 1:22 a.m. Friday morning in reference to two suspicious people reportedly pulling on car door handles as they passed them. A responding officer located the two males in the area of Highway 105 and Old Dowlen Road. Both males were detained and, police report, were in possession of suspected stolen property. Further investigation into the matter indicated that the pair had attempted or committed upwards of ten auto burglaries in the surrounding neighborhoods.

One of the male suspects is identified as 17-year-old Devonta Stoker from Beaumont. The other male is a 15-year-old juvenile.

Stoker was transported to Jefferson County Correctional Facility and charged with Fail to ID and two counts of Auto Burglary, with additional charges pending. The juvenile was transported to the Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center.