601 54th Street, Suite | Galveston Texas, 77551
Captain Joshua Schirard
On 08/09/2017 at 12:04 am, The Galveston Police Department was advised by the Houston
Police Department that a white in color Ford F-350 was stolen from an Exxon convenience
store located on Green Rd. in Houston TX and was possibly in Galveston TX.
vehicle was being tracked by a cell phone located inside of the vehicle.
Galveston Police Officers also received information from the League City Police Department
stating a white male suspect, later identified as Ryan Joe Stephens, 39 years old, entered the
HEB grocery store located at 2955 G. Freeway, stole several bottles of wine, and fled in a
vehicle matching the description provided by Houston PD.
Galveston Police Officers later observed the described stolen vehicle traveling in the 4600
Block of Ave G and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect vehicle failed to stop and
evaded Galveston Police leading the Officers on a pursuit that ended in the 6900 Block of
State Highway 146 in Texas City.
During the pursuit,
Officers from the Texas City Police Department, Galveston County
Sheriff’s Office and Texas D.P.S assisted the Galveston Police Department in deploying spike
strips to stop the evading vehicle. The suspect, Ryan Joe Stephens was taken into custody and
transported to the Galveston County Jail without incident.
Stephens was arrested on the charges of Evading Arrest and Unauthorized Use of a Motor
Vehicle, with bonds totaling at $30,000.00.
Ryan Joe Stephens