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Police Blotter for Feb. 27

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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:45 am

HARLINGEN — A Harlingen man was arrested after he gave a false name to police, according to a police press release.

An officer on Feb. 27 was investigating a report of criminal mischief in the 2000 block Plantation Drive when he saw a gray vehicle pass slowly and make erratic turns, police said. As the vehicle passed the officer, he saw the driver turn his head to avoid eye contact, and a female passenger hold up her hands to cover his face.

Based on what the officer considered suspicious actions, he stopped the car and questioned the occupants, police said. The driver, later identified as Daniel Bravo, 23, of Harlingen, gave police a false name and date of birth.

He was arrested on a charge of giving a false or fictitious information.

HARLINGEN — Two men were arrested after police found them inside a travel trailer, and accused them of breaking into other vehicles, according to a police press release.

About 2:39 a.m. on Feb. 27, and off-duty police officer reported two suspicious men in the area of Lou Ann Lane and Mark Circle.

An officer and the off-duty officer approached a travel trailer outside a residence in the 2600 block of Lou Ann Lane and heard noises coming from inside it.

When the two men realized police were outside, police said one of them broke a window and tried to escape through a roof porthole.

The men, identified as Frank Villarreal, 23, and Armando Sias, 20, both of Harlingen, were detained.

The travel trailer owner reported three other vehicles on his property had been burglarized and numerous stolen items were found when police searched one suspect’s car.

Villarreal and Sias are each charged with five counts burglary of a motor vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor, with bonds set at $1,000 on each charge. Police said they are contacting victims of recent burglaries, in an attempt to return their property, and additional charges are likely to be filed in this case.

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