MONTROSE RESIDENTS ARE SLEEPING a little easier following last month’s arrest of two men thought to be responsible for a string of break-ins and burglaries in the area.
According to the Houston Chronicle, small, easily transportable items like laptop computers and jewelry had been stolen from area residences in a string of as many as 263 incidents in the past year.
Houston Police Department officers arrested Leonard Keith Campbell, 50, on October 18 after breaking into a home in the Hyde Park neighborhood. On October 22, police arrested Bobby Henry, 40, after he was seen removing glass from a window of a home in the East Montrose subdivision.
“We’re dealing with career criminals, and this is what they do,” HPD’s Neartown storefront station supervisor Sgt. Richard Wilson told the Chronicle. “You get up every day and go to work . . . and they get up and break into your house while you’re at work.”
Campbell has been charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation, and Henry is accused of one count of burglary of a habitation and evading arrest. As this issue of OutSmart went to press, both men remained in the Harris County jail.
Police suspect a two-man burglary team operating with a car to transport larger, heavier stolen property is still at large. — Nancy Ford