A Fulshear Police Officer Alonso is recovering after a chase had him somersaulting and hitting his head early Sunday morning.
KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
April 2, 2018
by Jennifer Skelton
A crime spree that began in Cinco Ranch ended in Cross Creek Ranch early Sunday morning. Multiple vehicles were broken into by two men. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office broadcasted a description of the suspects and what type of vehicle they were driving.
The Fulshear Police Department patrolling in Cross Creek Ranch spotted the car near Cross Creek Bend Boulevard and Blanco Ridge. Many stolen items were found in the car. After initially cooperating with police, the driver suddenly fled on foot. Officer Alonso chased the suspect, tripped on a curb and hit his head on the ground.
The suspect then jumped into a nearby lake to attempt to swim away. However officers used their flashlights to see the the man in the water and were able to take him into custody. After being caught a second time, the suspect told officers, “I figured I was going to jail anyway, so I wanted it to be a good story,".
The officer is expected to make a full recovery. The suspects are being charged with several felonies in Fort Bend County related to the theft in Cinco Ranch in addition to Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer in Fulshear.
If you were a victim of these crimes early Sunday morning and live in Fort Bend County, please call 281-341-4666.
Car theft is big business for thieves in the Fort Bend County part of Katy/Cinco Ranch. The problem has become so consistent that the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office has started a social media campaign to remind residents to remove valuables and lock up.