Lufkin Police officers tracked down two men suspected of burglarizing two homes near the intersection of Bledsoe and California and stealing sports memorabilia, savings bonds, and jewelry Tuesday evening.
Rene Caballero, 27, of Diboll, and Jeremy Johnson, 26, of Lufkin, are both still being held in the Angelina County Jail. Each man was charged with two second-degree felony burglary of a habitation charges. No bail has been set for either man.
Sgt. David Casper, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department, said LPD officers responded to the neighborhood in the vicinity of Bledsoe and California streets in reference to a report of a burglary. When the officers arrived on the scene, they found that two homes had been burglarized.
"While officers were still conducting their investigation, a vehicle drove up and then sped away when they saw the officers," Casper said. "The officers believed that the suspects had returned to get some property that had been stacked up."
The LPD officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but they were unable to do so. After an attempt to locate was broadcast, a vehicle matching the same description was found about an hour later.
Casper said the officers made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, one of who was Caballero. The officers were able to determine that he was involved in the burglaries because bags in Caballero's possession allegedly contained some of the stolen property.
After officers were able to link Johnson to the burglaries as well, they talked to him at his residence, which was a few blocks away. Johnson allegedly admitted to taking part in the burglaries.