Tyler police arrest injured burglar

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 7:40pm

Tyler, TX — On 05-29-2011, shortly after 7:00 p.m., Tyler Police Officers on routine patrol heard a burglar alarm in the area of North Broadway Avenue and Queen Street. Upon checking the area, officers discovered an intoxicated male in the 100 block of East Queen Street who was bleeding profusely from at least two lacerations to his upper arms. He told officers that he was robbed by two unknown males. His story, however, was an obvious fabrication.

An ambulance arrived and transported the male to East Texas Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries.

Officers found that the burglar alarm was coming from New Days Community Church located at 901 North Broadway Avenue. Officers checking the building observed evidence of a burglary. It was apparent from the crime scene that the injured male found on Queen Street had climbed over a fence (above an unlocked gate) and injured himself on concertina razor wire that ran along its top. He then used a cinder block to shatter a door window, thus gaining entrance. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the building.

After his release from the hospital police booked Juan Escobedo-Gutierrez, a 28 year old resident of Tyler, into Smith County Jail on a Burglary of a Building charge, a state jail felony.

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