APD: Repeat offender arrested in multiple auto burglaries
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:50:10 GMT —
Amarillo Police were called the 7300 block of Fleming on an auto burglary. Victims reported to the officers that their vehicle had been burglarized.
Additional victims came forward about other auto burglaries. Further investigations lead officers to several other auto burglaries that occurred in the area and a witness had a vehicle description and license number.
APD officers later found a vehicle that met that description in the 1400 block of N. Arapahoe. Officers detained a suspect while they conducted their investigation. Officers asked and received consent to search the home and car at the address.
Numerous stolen items inside the vehicle were collected. The detained person was arrested and transported to the Potter County Detention Center.
APD has identified the suspect as Aaron Michael Morales, 21, of Amarillo.
Morales is a familiar face with Pronews 7.
Morales had his first run in with the law in June of 2009 when he was arrested in Randall County on assault with bodily injury of a family member.
His first arrest for auto burglary was in again in Randall county, in December of 2010. He was found guilty of the charge and fined and incarcerated.
Morales has been the Crime Stoppers fugitive of the week, in May of 2010, wanted on charges for possession of a stolen credit card which was taken in an auto burglary here in town.
There were five incidents of auto burglary that Morales has been arrested for occurred on August, 24 of 2010 on Plains Blvd, one on January 10 of 2011, at 2042 Paramount, and three that occurred on January 22, 2011 at 7920 I 40 West, 101 Westgate Parkway and at 1100 S. Ross.
In March of 2012, Morales was arrested and charged with theft of property. He was sentenced to 180 days of jail and fined $2000 for the crime.
In August of 2012, APD were called to confusing scene of violence in the 3600 block of 24th street. Police found a 15 girl shot in the abdomen, who was shot at a different location. Morales was later arrested and charged with deadly conduct.
In Deaf Smith county, was arrested on April 2, 2011, on a charge of possession of marijuana less than 2 oz., and fined $100 and jailed for 60 days.
Last night APD arrested Morales and transported him to Potter County on 3 charges of Burglary of a Vehicle with 2 or more previous convictions.