5 vehicle burglars caught in Longview

Longview Police Department (Lisa Grove, Haley Still, Roberto Obispo-Sosa, Francisco Avila)
Monday, April 30, 2012 - 4:50pm

 LONGVIEW — Five people, including one teenager, were arrested for vehicle burglary in Longview over the weekend.
On April 27, 2012 at 1:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 Block of East Loop 281 for a theft in progress. When officers arrived, they were told two white females in a 2008 Silver Chevrolet Impala were attempting to cash a stolen check. Officers located the subjects inside the car in one of the drive-thru lanes of the bank. Officers determined that the check was one that had been taken during a recent string of vehicle burglaries that occurred in Longview over the past few weeks.

Police identified the two suspects as Lisa Marie Grove, 29, and Haley Nicole Crouch Still, 25, both of Longview. Grove was arrested on two outstanding misdemeanor warrants and Stealing/Receiving a Stolen Check. Still was arrested on two counts of Forgery of a Check. Officers also found a falsified driver’s license document and several prescription medication pills that were not prescribed to Still in her purse. She was also charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Tampering with a Government Document. Both subjects were transported to the Gregg County Jail.

On April 29, 2012 at 7:53 p.m., police were dispatched to the 400 Block of West Loop 281. Upon arrival, the officer was told that there were several subjects who
were walking from vehicle to vehicle attempting to open car doors. The officer located several Hispanic males inside a 1998 maroon Ford F150 pickup. While the officer was attempting to talk to them, one of the suspects jumped out of the truck and ran into some woods located near the scene. After the initial officer gave chase to the fleeing suspect, and prior to other officers arriving on scene, the other occupants of the vehicle fled the scene. The other three suspects were located a short time later hiding in the bathroom of a nearby restaurant. Those suspects were taken into custody and charged with Evading Arrest and Detention and Burglary of a Vehicle.

One suspect was determined to be a 16 year-old Hispanic male. He was transported to the Gregg County Juvenile Detention Center. The other two suspects that were arrested were Francisco Javier Avila 19, and Roberto Adonias Obispo-Sosa, 22, both of Longview. During the booking process Avila was also found to have a counterfeit government document and was charged with Tampering with a Government Document. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also placed detainers on the adult suspects. One suspect remains at large. Citizen’s are asked to call Longview Police at 903-237-1199 if they observe suspicious activity or have other information regarding a crime.

 

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