Wednesday, September 5, 2012 , Updated 1:18 p.m., September 10, 2012
UPDATED: Four suspects arrested for daytime burglaries in Rockwall
The suspects are from Dallas.
ROCKWALL There’s been a rash of daytime home burglaries committed in Rockwall south of I-30 during the past two weeks.
Rockwall Police say they are now stepping up patrols in that area. Eight times, suspects have kicked in doors in the Windmill Ridge neighborhood, just south of Home Depot and Lowe’s.
“These offenses are occurring in daylight hours, and suspects are targeting homes that appear as if no one is home,” wrote Sgt. Jeff Welch in a news release. “The suspects will knock on the door or ring the doorbell, prior to forcing their way into the residence.”
Sgt. Welch told Channel 11 news in a recent interview that he would consider the intruders as dangerous.
“I would consider them dangerous; anybody coming into your house I would consider it a threat.”
He explained that a suspect’s vehicle is described as blue or gray Chrysler 300 4-door or black Cadillac Deville with a rag top.
He added the City of Rowlett has experienced similar burglaries in the past several weeks.
One car was described as a black Mercedes 4-door with a handicap license tag containing the letter Y or N.
“The occupants of this vehicle were described as four black males,” he added.
News reports from CBS11-TV and NBC5-TV say Fate and Royse City have had similar crimes as well.
Anyone with information concerning these burglaries is asked to contact the Rockwall Police Department at 972-771-7717 or Rockwall County Crime Stoppers at 972-771-TIPS (8477). You may be eligible for a cash reward and will remain anonymous.
UPDATE: Rockwall police announced that four suspects were arrested Thursday morning for their roles in the numerous home burglaries that have occurred during the past two to three weeks in the Rockwall area.
According to Public Information Officer Sgt. Aaron McGrew, the four suspects were caught in a vehicle that matched the description given by witnesses when police deployed in the affected areas observed suspicious activity in the 1400 block of Lochspring Drive. That location is just south of Costco in the Meadow Creek subdivision.
The suspects are Detrevion Turner, Marcus Duren, Decoreum Clater, and Jesse Houston, all from Dallas.
An investigation into the offenses is being handled by the Rockwall Police Criminal Investigation Division.
The majority of the home break-ins were committed in the morning hours at homes that were empty. The doors were broken down by burglars to gain entry.
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