Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division were recently dispatched to several different criminal mischief calls at residences in the Village of Sterling Ridge. Due to residents immediately notifying law enforcement, deputies were able to locate and arrest two suspects on the charge of burglary of a habitation.
On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, several residents reported that an unknown individual(s) were throwing rocks through the house windows. Multiple units converged on the area in an attempt to locate the actors involved in the reported cases of vandalism.
An investigation revealed that two males found hiding behind a property in the area were the primary suspects in the recent burglary of a residence, in which they stole a television and other electronics. The goods were discovered in the suspects’ vehicle which was located nearby. The suspects were arrested and charged with burglary of a habitation. The investigation is still on-going.
It was discovered that the suspects arrived in the area to burglarize residences. The suspects would throw a rock through a window to determine if someone was home. If they discovered no one was home, they would force entry and burglarize the residence.
Anyone who has fallen victim to this scam is asked to contact their local law enforcement provider on how to report the incident. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office can be contacted at (936)-760-5800.