CORPUS CHRISTI -
Corpus Christi police officers responded to three separate burglaries after Hurricane Harvey made landfall.
The first incident was reported Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 9:45 am at a business near the Ayers and Horne Road intersection.
Police say witnesses saw a man with reddish hair, wearing a black jersey with tattoos on one arm, kick in the window to the CVS and went inside the store.
Officers spotted the suspect just down the block and admitted to being inside of the store, but not breaking the window.
Police arrested 20-year-old Marcus Sutherland-Trevino and charged with burglary.
On that same day, and just a couple of minutes later, police were called out to a convenience store after a witness called police saying a business was being burglarized.
Officers arrived at the scene and saw 24-year old Elpidio Ledesma exiting through the door with a broken window.
He was arrested and charged with burglary. Police also found marijuana in his pockets, and he was also charged with possession of marijuana.
The next day in the 2700 block of South Staples around 7:51 am, a CCPD officer was flagged down by several people who were pointing at a cell phone business.
Witnesses told police that they saw a man wearing an orange shirt over his head and running out of the store with merchandise.
Police found evidence in an alley and determine where the suspect was headed after talking to witnesses.
Police then saw the suspect, 28-year-old Marcus Saenz, and a brief chase ensued.
Officers were able to catch up to the Saenz and arrested him. While checking the area, police found a backpack with an orange shirt and merchandise taken from the business, inside the bed of a pickup truck.
Saenz was arrested and charged with burglary of a building, criminal mischief, and evading arrest.