By MARY RAINWATER
A 45-year-old Dallas man was arrested for burglary of a building on Sunday, after a Palestine Police Department officer took action regarding a suspicious vehicle at a local business that evening.
Police were in route to an unrelated call when they saw the vehicle — an older model white car — at the Donut Palace, located in the 100 block of Crockett Road. Officers had received previous information that a car meeting that description had been seen in the area where a burglary had taken place the night before.
“Sgt. Gabriel Green spotted the man behind the building and requested that Sgt. Jeremy Jenkins check out the car and the person behind the building,” PPD Lt. James Muniz reported. “Sgt. Jenkins went to the location where he also spotted a white male.”
The subject, later identified as Timothy Wayne Glover, 45, of Dallas, ran from the area on foot and was eventually captured by police. Glover attempted to get back to his vehicle, but his escape was cut off by Cpl. Brian Lintner.
Glover was taken into custody by Sgt. Jenkins.
“Police first saw Glover near to back of the Donut Palace located in the 100 block of Crockett Road,” Muniz said. “Officers later located marks of the back door indicating that someone was trying to force the door open.
“Based on information and evidence obtained during the arrest, we now believe that Glover may be responsible for a string of burglaries in Palestine.”
Glover was booked in the Anderson County Jail for Burglary of a Building, a State Jail Felony which carries a sentence of up to two years in a State Jail Facility. He also was charged with Evading Arrest and Detention, which is a misdemeanor that carries a sentence of up to one year in jail.
Justice of the Peace James Westley set bonds totaling $200,000 for the Burglary and Evading charges. The investigation is continuing at this time, and police will be sending evidence collected to the DPS Crime Lab for analysis.
“Sgt. Green is a veteran with the department and his years of experience paid off in this situation,” Muniz said.
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