A Garland man was arrested on Tuesday after Lamar County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residential burglary in progress off Highway 82 East.
“Witnesses in the area were providing detailed suspect vehicle information while Deputies were on the way,” said Sheriff Scott Cass. “Emergency dispatchers were able to notify other local agencies to be on the lookout for the suspect and vehicle.”
According to reports, the Emergency Management coordinator spotted the vehicle a short time later on the NE Loop 286 and was able to stop and detain the driver until other responding Officers could arrive.
The driver, 40-year-old JAMES RAYMOND DELGADO from Garland, Texas was arrested after Deputies discovered over $5,000 worth of stolen construction tools and equipment witnesses described he had just taken from the construction site.
Delgado was transported to the Lamar County Jail and charged with Burglary of a building, Theft of Property >=$2500 <$30,000 and a Fail to Identify- Fugitive from Justice warrant from Grayson County. He remains in the Lamar County Jail with bonds totaling $12,000.
“I want to commend all involved in the apprehension of this suspect and fugitive, leading to an arrest and recovery of over $5000.00 dollars in property taken from a construction site. Citizens are our eyes and ears, and with this cooperation and involvement it enabled law enforcement officers to quickly identify the suspect vehicle, make an arrest, and recover stolen property,” said Cass.
Anyone with information on this crime or crimes please contact your local law enforcement agency or Crime Stoppers at 903-785-TIPS