Christopher Maher, Alice Echo-News Journal
A 39-year-old Alice man was arrested Friday after he allegedly committed a string of burglaries Friday morning.
According to Alice Police Department reports, Victor Galvan Jr., 39, of Alice, was arrested shortly after 12 p.m. Friday in connection with three separate burglaries that occurred in the city that morning.
The first two reports were called into the Alice Police Department shortly before 9 a.m., from two businesses in the 300 block of East Main Street.
At that location, witnesses reported that an unknown suspect had damaged a vehicle at one business while allegedly attempting to break into the vehicle.
A witness reported seeing a bicycle with an orange extension cord on it leaning against the building before she called police, but that bicycle was not at the scene when officers arrived.
At the second business, a portable radio was reportedly stolen from a truck in the parking lot.
A shoe impressions and a piece of the vehicle were located a short distance from both businesses.
Shortly after 12 p.m., a third call was made to the Alice Police Department, from a resident who saw a suspicious person pushing a lawn mower through an alleyway on East Fourth Street. Officers located Galvan, a bicycle, extension cord, the lawn mower, two weed eaters and a small air compressor in the alleyway, and two witnesses in the area said Galvan had attempted to sell the items to them.
While the officers were questioning Galvan and the witnesses, a call reportedly came into the police department that items matching those in the alleyway had been stolen from a home in the 300 block of East Fourth Street.
Officers were also reportedly able to match the shoe impressions left at the Main Street businesses with the shoes worn by Galvan.
Galvan was arrested and charged with burglary of a vehicle, burglary of a habitation and attempted burglary of a vehicle. He was transported to the Jim Wells County jail, where he remained on $7,000 bond Saturday.