Man arrested in string of burglaries in Jackson County; no arrests in Wharton County break-ins
By BY JENNIFER PREYSS - JLPREYSS@VICAD.COM
Sept. 19, 2011 at 4:19 a.m.
Schulenburg resident Tray Green, 25, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of committing a string of burglaries in Jackson County.
He is in the Jackson County jail.
Charges against Green include eight burglaries - six involving businesses in Edna and Ganado, and two others in the county. The burglaries occurred between Sept. 2 and Sept. 9.
Edna Patrol Investigator Kent Bubela said the burglaries included theft of more than $3,000, two pistols, six rifles and meat.
Green faces charges of eight state jail felonies and 10 counts of a felon in possession of guns.
Three of the burglarized businesses are in Edna: two in the 300 block of East Main Street, and a third in the 100 block of East Main Street.
In Ganado, two businesses were targeted in the 100 block of Third Street, as well as a third business in the 1000 block of South Third Street.
Two additional burglaries occurred outside the city limits of Edna and Ganado in the 2400 block of Loop 521, near Edna, and in the 500 block of West York Street, near Ganado.
The burglaries are under investigation by the Edna and Ganado police departments and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
In unrelated burglaries, Wharton County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of burglaries in East Bernard, Wharton and Lane City area on Sept. 13 and Sept. 14.
The department's investigators are joining the Houston Police Department in an investigation of burglaries committed at homes in the 15800 block of County Road 268, north of East Bernard; the 5300 block of state Highway 60 South, south of Wharton; the 15400 block of County Road 272, north of East Bernard; and a home in the 100 block of County Road 126, north of East Bernard, according to a news release issued Monday.
Among the stolen items were electronics, coins, televisions, jewelry and other items totaling between $4,900 and $5,600 each. Each of the homes were broken in via the rear door, according to the news release.
No arrest has been made in these burglaries.