Sixth Suspect Arrested in Airport Luggage Thefts
January 6, 2007 -- Houston police
have arrested a sixth suspect in connection with the thefts of
dozens of pieces of luggage from Bush Intercontinental Airport.
The suspect, Javier Hernandez (H/m, DOB 5-15-83),
is charged with felony theft in the 182nd State District Court.
He was arrested Friday (January 5) at approximately 4 p.m. outside
of his place of employment (Menzies Aviation Group).
The previous five suspects arrested were each
charged with engaging in organized criminal activity in the 182nd
State District Court. They were identified as:
- Erick Perez (H/m, DOB 7-22-77)
- Ricardo Aguilar (H/m, DOB 11-19-83)
- Manuel Aguilar (H/m, DOB 11-19-83)
- Carlos Osorio (H/m, DOB 8-12-82)
- Daniel Venegas (H/m, DOB 1-5-81)
All six suspects are employed by Menzies Aviation
Group, an airline contractor, and work at the airport. They are
not employed or contracted by the Houston Airport System. Menzies
Aviation Group representatives have been very cooperative in the
In addition to 68 pieces of luggage originally
recovered from a dumpster at 230 Bammel Westfield on December
26, investigators recovered an additional 90 pieces of luggage
from two separate locations. All stolen luggage involved bags
being transferred between connecting flights.
The investigation is ongoing and may result in
additional arrests and charges. Anyone with information in these
cases is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at