Car Burglars Caught Red Handed by Off Duty Officer

Christina Alvarado and a teen arrested for auto burglary

CORPUS CHRISTI–An off-duty officer was in the right place at the right time when he saw a teenager and a 40-year-old woman breaking into cars at Spohn Memorial Monday afternoon.

Police report the off-duty officer was working security at the hospital around 2:05 pm. He was leaving the job when he saw a 16-year old burglarizing a car.

They said the boy jumped into a 1989 Town Car driven by Christina Alvarado and left the hospital near Morgan. The off-duty officer called in a description of the car and the suspects.

Police officers converged on the area and made a traffic stop. They arrested Alvarado and a 16-year-old boy.

The off-duty officer positively identified the driver and passenger as the people who were breaking into the car.

The juvenile was taken to the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center and booked on charges of burglary of a vehicle and possession of marijuana after a baggie of drugs was found on him.

Alvarado was taken to the city jail and charged with burglary of a vehicle.

Police said the item taken from the vehicle was recovered and returned back to the victim.

–Manuel De La Rosa, South Texas Tribune,

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