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Traffic Violation Leads to Arrest of Burglary Suspect

Wichita Falls, Texas - Wichita Falls Police arrested a suspect for burglary Monday night while on patrol.

According to police, on Monday night around 10:08 p.m., patrol officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department stopped a white and tan Chevy Tahoe for a traffic violation in the 2200 block of Talunar.

Officers made contact with the driver, who was later identified as 34-year-old Jesus Contreras.

 As officers were speaking with Contreras, they observed two large television sets in the back of the vehicle.  When asked, Contreras gave consent for officers to search the vehicle, at which time they located, along with the televisions, two gaming consoles, around twenty video games wrapped in a bed sheet, a "piggy bank" and a pry bar.  Officers also located a hospital ID bracelet.

Officers were able to make contact with the person listed on the ID bracelet, and found that they lived at a residence in the 3300 block of Buchanan.  Officers arrived at that location and discovered that the front door of the residence had been pried open and the residence showed signs of being recently burglarized. 

The homeowner identified the property Officers found in Contreras' vehicle as being theirs, and at no time did they give consent for Contreras to be in their home.

Contreras was arrested and charged with Burglary of a Habitation.

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