Temple: Police Arrest Teenager After Restaurant Burglary

TEMPLE (February 25, 2013)—Temple police arrested a teenager early Sunday after a break-in at El Dorado Restaurant at 715 South 1st St.

The burglary was reported at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The business provided officers with a description of the burglar from a surveillance video.

About an hour later an officer on patrol on West Avenue G found evidence from the burglary and then located a teenager matching the description of the burglar walking in the 600 block of North 4th Street, police said Monday.

The officer took the teenager into custody, handcuffed him and placed him in the rear of his patrol car, police said.

As the officer photographed and gathered evidence the teenager somehow managed to slip his hands in front of his body and climb through the Plexiglas divider into the front seat of the car, police said.

The officer pulled him out, but the teenager resisted the officer’s efforts to place him back in custody, police said.

Joaquin Garza, 17, of Temple, was in the Bell County Jail Monday charged with resisting arrest or search, but has not been charged in connection with the break-in.

His bond was set at $2,500.

The burglary remains under investigation.

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