Arrest made after Plainview man burglarizes home, steals guns

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PLAINVIEW, Texas – A Plainview man has been arrested and charged for stealing two guns while burglarizing a home.

Officers from the Plainview Police Department responded to a residential burglary call at approximately 1:50 p.m. Friday.

A resident of the home told the officers someone they knew broke in and took two guns, according to police.

Then, at approximately 3:37 p.m., Plainview officers responded to a call about a man, later identified as Jordan Omar Garza, 18, with a gun near Plainview High School attempting to break into a vehicle.

Police said with additional information, Garza was connected to the burglary call from earlier in the day.

According to the news release, Hale County sheriff’s deputies assisted in the arrest of Garza.

Garza was charged with burglary of a habitation. He also had outstanding warrants for the possession of methamphetamine and the possession of drug paraphernalia.

The following is the news release from the Plainview Police Department.

On Friday September 24, 2021, at approximately 1:50 p.m., the City of Plainview Police Officers responded to a burglary of a habitation call in the 900 blk. of Fir St., Plainview, TX.  A resident reported that a known person had forced entry into their house and removed two handguns.

Later that day, at approximately 3:37 p.m., City of Plainview Police Officers responded to a call of a man with a gun near Plainview High School.  While in route to the location, additional information developed that the known burglary suspect (also the suspect from the gun call) was attempting to enter a vehicle, without permission, in the vicinity of Joliet St. and SW 3rd St.

Hale County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the location, and after a short foot chase, were able to apprehend Jordan Omar Garza, 18 years of age.  The firearms stolen earlier in the day, from the 900 blk of Fir St., were recovered.  Jordan Garza has been charged with Burglary of a Habitation.  Jordan Garza also had outstanding warrants for Possession of Methamphetamine, a state jail felony and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.

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