Police Fan Out In Upscale Neighborhood To Find Teenage Burglar

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WACO (July 11, 2014) A teenage burglary suspect who was able to elude police for almost two hours in Waco’s Castle Heights neighborhood was finally in custody Thursday night after a short foot chase.

A caller reported at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday that a juvenile had broken into a vehicle in the 3400 block of Chateau Avenue and the owner of the vehicle had chased the teenager, but couldn't catch him.

Several police patrol units surrounded the area and set up a perimeter, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

The teenager, however, eluded officers, running through backyards, jumping fences and hiding in and around homes in the area, Swanton said.

A little after 7:30 p.m. Thursday, a resident who lives a few blocks away, found the teenager hiding under some blankets on a screened-in porch at his house and notified police.

The teenager ran from the house but officers saw him running, gave chase and caught him after a brief pursuit.

The teenager was arrested on charges of burglary of a vehicle, evading arrest and burglary of a habitation, Swanton said.

He was taken to the Bill Logue Juvenile Justice Center where he was held on Friday.