There have been a rash of burglaries in the county over the past couple of weeks, including the theft of a puppy from a residence. According to Chief Deputy, Mike Wheat one of the main goals of the Sheriff Office has been to keep other law enforcement agencies in the area aware of what is happening and working as a large group.
Around noon on Friday, December 21st, DPS Trooper Ivan Brightwell spotted a vehicle with four men in the vehicle and upon conducting a traffic stop the vehicle fled and a pursuit started down FM 1663. The pursuit ended in the front yard of John Jenkins residence and a foot pursuit then ensued, by this time Officers from the Sheriff Office, Constable Dennis Dugat, and Quinten Adams with Emergency Management had arrive to assist Brightwell, by setting up a perimeter and searching for the suspects. During the search of a large field behind the Jenkins residence all four suspects were captured without incident.
During follow up investigations, Sheriff Office Investigator David Rabalias, several Deputies, Constable Dugat and other law enforcement agencies travelled to Harris County and recovered numerous items including a puppy, which had been taken in a burglary in Jefferson County. Thus clearing several burglaries in Chambers and Jefferson Counties. “These guys did a great job and the bad guys are in jail.” said Wheat.