KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
July 11, 2019
By Natalie Cook Clark
Visitors to Katy's Typhoon Texas reported several stolen items. Police arrested two suspects accused of stealing close to $5,000 worth of personal items. The search also lead to a drug bust.
Items Stolen Include Backpacks and More
On June 20, several people visiting Typhoon Texas reported to the Katy Police Department that their personal items had been stolen. This included backpacks, cell phones, cell phone accessories, an Apple Watch, and other electronic devices. The items stolen were worth a total of $4,869.
Detectives were able to identify two suspects on surveillance cameras and then tracked their cell phones to a home at the 5800 block of Farwell Drive in Southeast Houston.
Stolen Items Recovered Along with Drugs, Handgun
Katy Police Departments along with police from Houston Police Department searched the home and recovered the stolen items. They also seized illegal drugs they described as packaged for distribution, a handgun and a large amount of cash.
Photo courtesy Katy Police Department.
The suspects arrested are Marlon Thompson, 36, who has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Jasmine Baker, 26, has been charged with misdemeanor theft. Additional charges are pending at this time.
"We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable summer and remind the public to secure personal items in lockers when possible," says Katy Police Department. "We also want to thank Typhoon Texas for their partnership and cooperation during this investigation."
"Using a simple cable lock or bicycle lock to secure it to a table or chair is an effective way to prevent someone from quickly walking away with it," says Major Chad Norvell with Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. "A luggage lock is also recommended to lock the zipper closed. If someone really wants in the backpack, they'll get in. However, most thieves are looking for the easy target so make an effort to lock yours up."