The Katy Police Department announced Thursday morning that Ronald Pierre and Mister Mackey, Jr. along with an unidentified male minor have been arrested in connection with a series of vehicle …
The Katy Police Department announced Thursday morning that Ronald Pierre and Mister Mackey, Jr. along with an unidentified male minor have been arrested in connection with a series of vehicle burglaries at a hotel near Katy Mills.
“Two adult males and one juvenile male, all from Louisiana, have been arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including several counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and engaging in organized criminal activity,” the KPD press release said.
Katy PD investigators had located a vehicle with three subjects in it that matched the description of individuals and a vehicle that had been observed via video cameras at nearby businesses. The burglaries had occurred earlier in the day and the suspects were apprehended at about 2:40 p.m. Multiple weapons were seized during the arrests along with drug paraphernalia, burglary tools and clothing matching that worn by the suspects during the robberies.
At least one of the firearms had been reported as stolen in Louisiana.
Harris County Jail records indicate that Pierre remains in custody as of Thursday afternoon with bond being denied because he is an out-of-state fugitive. He is set to appear in court Friday.
Mackey is being held at the Harris County Jail as well with bond set at $2,500 and an expected court appearance on Friday.
Minors are generally not identified by police in news releases.
Law enforcement agencies throughout the Katy area have said that burglary of motor vehicles is one of the most common crimes impacting the region. Residents are advised to exercise caution by locking vehicles at all times, placing valuables out of sight and ensuring firearms aren’t stored in vehicles overnight.
“We want the community to know that the Katy Police Department will continue to work vigorously to identify and apprehend dangerous criminals that come into our City and attempt to prey on our unsuspecting citizens, businesses, and visitors. We also ask that everyone be mindful in securing your vehicles and taking valuables with you whenever practical,” the KPD statement said.