Relations Information for 02/17/2017
Relations Officer – Sgt. John Krueger
car burglar who stole Deer Park officer’s Taser
car burglary in La Porte on the night of January 6th was a
deplorable crime in and of itself. Making
matters worse, however, was the fact that the vehicle burglarized belonged to an
off-duty Deer Park police officer and the officers police-issued Taser was one
of the items stolen. A special sense of urgency always surrounds thefts
residence, located within the 400 block of South Nugent, was the scene of the
crime where the officer had parked their personal vehicle. Unfortunately, a defective locking mechanism
on the car allowed for easy entry and escape.
That is until LPPD detectives were assigned to the case. Detectives were able to gather information
from a potential witness and soon-after identified 18 year-old Nicholas Arthur
of La Porte, as the offender.
was later interviewed and admitted to the crime. Charges were accepted by the Harris County
District Attorney’s Office for the charge of Burglary of Motor Vehicle against
Arthur, who has since been booked into the Harris County
Jail. Detectives also recovered the
stolen Taser and have returned it to the neighboring officer.