Captain of Victoria County Courthouse security's patrol car burglarized
Oct. 17, 2012 at 5:17 a.m.
Updated Oct. 18, 2012 at 5:18 a.m.
A Victoria County Sheriff's captain who has overseen courthouse security for the past three years is the victim of car burglary.
Capt. Phillip Dennis' car was parked at his home last month when a thief struck, said Chief Deputy Terry Simons, adding that the incident does not compromise his ability to oversee security at the courthouse, which is at 115 N. Bridge St.
Simons declined to elaborate about what equipment was taken, which he said is a common policy.
"The reason we don't (elaborate) is when we identify property that can be easily disposed of and the bad guys know what we're looking for, it generally gets dumped in a river," he said.
All property thought to be stolen is entered into the national crime information database, but, in this case, the sheriff's office also has told area law enforcement agencies to be aware of the stolen items.
Simons said they expect to bring charges to the Grand Jury in the next few weeks at which time more information will be available.