On Tuesday, March 11, at approximately 12:45 a.m., San Angelo Public Safety Communications received a 911 call regarding a burglary in progress at the 7-11 located in the 2800 block of College Hills Blvd. A witness advised dispatch they saw an unknown male breaking a window at the business and was able to give a description of the suspect.
San Angelo Police Patrol Officer Jason Hernandez arrived on scene and quickly located a man matching the description of the suspect hiding in the bushes on the College Hills West apartment complex. Officer Hernandez exited his vehicle and announced himself as a police officer and the suspect ran away. Officer Hernandez was able to quickly catch the suspect while still on the College Hills West property.
Subsequent to the field investigation, it was determined the suspect attempted to gain entry to the 7-11 by breaking a window located on the front of the store with a rock. The burglary attempt was unsuccessful as the window was damaged but did not break. The man was identified as Santiago Garcia (12-26-1991) of San Angelo.
Garcia was arrested for Class A Criminal Mischief and Evading Detention on Foot and was transported to the Tom Green County Jail.