College Station Police managed to thwart two different instances of vehicle burglaries Monday night through Tuesday morning.
In the first case, officers were sent to check on reported auspicious persons at an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Copperfield Parkway about 9:28 p.m. Monday.
A caller there had reported a man and woman were walking through the parking lot ” checking” door handles of vehicles parked there.
Officers arrived and detained two people matching the description of those given by the caller as they were walking away.
Police reported that after detaining and interviewing the two on the scene, they discovered the male to be in possession of a firearm.
Both gave officers statements regarding burglarizing vehicles in the same parking lot.
What was believed to have been stolen property was recovered that was placed in evidence storage in the hopes that owners of the burglarized vehicles would come to claim it.
Several owners of vehicles that had had their doors “checked” asked to press charges for attempted burglary.
The suspects were identified as 19-year-old Theron Maurice Daniel and 18-year-old Toni Anne Strasheim.
Both were arrested and charged with three counts each of criminal attempt burglary of a vehicle with Daniel facing the additional charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.
In the other case, at 5:03 a.m. Tuesday, a citizen called and said there was a man outside actively trying to burglarize her vehicle, looking in the windows and trying the door handles.
The witness was able to provide a detailed description of the man’s clothing, his appearance and the direction he began going.
Officers arrived shortly and located a man dressed as described inside a vehicle and moving around as if he was looking for something.
When the officer called out to him, he got out of the vehicle and began running.
After a short foot pursuit, he was caught.
The owner of the vehicle was found and confirmed the man did not have permission to be in the car and that he did want to press charges.
The man was identified as 37-year-old Tremaine Shariff Byrtle.
Police say he was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance and was charged with that along with burglary of a vehicle and evading arrest.