Kyle police chief helps nabs 2 teens accused of breaking into cars

Items found in the suspect vehicle in Kyle. (Kyle Police Department)
Items found in the suspect vehicle in Kyle. (Kyle Police Department)

KYLE, Texas (KXAN) – Kyle police arrested two teenagers they believe were involved in a crime spree targeting vehicles.

A homeowner in the Spring Branch neighborhood called 911 around 3 a.m. on May 22 to report a group of young men looking into vehicle windows and possibly pulling door handles. When officers arrived, including Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett, the young men fled the neighborhood in two separate cars. Barnett chased after the two cars, reaching speeds above 100 mph.

One of the driver’s eventually pulled over as the other car continued north towards Austin. Inside the stopped vehicle were two 15-year-old males from Austin. Police say a search of the car revealed stolen items along with gloves, flashlights, screwdrivers, knives and two-way radios for communication.

Both the driver and the passenger were booked into the Hays County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with burglary of a vehicle. Chief Barnett says his department has information on the individuals who got away in the second vehicle and are pursuing those leads.

“We appreciate the fast call from the citizen that alerted us to the juveniles in the area,” said Barnett in a press release. He encourages Kyle residents to keep their cars locked and valuables inside the home.

If you have information on this case, you can contact Kyle Police at (512) 268-3232.

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