Signal Fades For Serial Burglar
November 9, 2007 - Investigators with HPD’s Burglary and Theft Division have arrested and charged a suspect responsible for numerous burglaries of businesses in the westside area of Houston. The burglaries all took place in a two and a half-week period during the month of October.
The suspect, Santos Feliciano (H/m, DOB: 7/16/71), is charged with burglary of a building in the 184th State District Court following his arrest on Monday (Nov. 5). Feliciano is responsible for at least nine burglaries, primarily at cell phone communication businesses. A photo of Feliciano is attached to this release.
On November 2, investigators with the HPD’s Burglary and Theft Division and Westside Patrol Division’s Crime Analysis and Divisional Gang Unit noticed a crime trend involving the burglary of Cricket Cellphone stores in the westside area of Houston. During the investigation, a crime stoppers tip was received providing Feliciano’s name as the suspect responsible for the burglaries.
Officers obtained an HPD booking photo of Feliciano from a prior arrest and compared it to surveillance video and photos taken from one of the burglaries at 5959 Hillcroft, and a positive identification was made. Officers obtained a warrant for Feliciano’s arrest and on November 5, officers with the Westide Patrol Divisional Gang Unit located Feliciano at a Pasadena area motel and arrested him.
During his interview, Feliciano admitted to being involved in the following burglaries:
10/13/07- 6400 Westpark #420, Previo Unwired- 151547507
The thefts from the burglaries totaled more than $130,000.00 worth of property and cash and the damages totaled about $4,200.00.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.