Written by Phil Cerroni
The Irving Police Department made an arrest this week (Dec. 9-13) in a series of residential burglaries that occurred in the Valley Ranch area in late October. The burglars in those offenses targeted high end jewelry and small electronics and usually made entry into the homes by breaking out a window in a rear door of the residence.
The suspect, Jefferson Nunez-Suarez (22) of Houston, was arrested at his residence by the Houston Police Department on a warrant for burglary of a habitation issued by Irving Police. Upon his arrest, Irving investigators traveled to Houston and executed a search warrant at his residence and were able to recover electronics that had been reported stolen from Irving, Plano, Carrollton, University Park and Austin. They were also able to recover a large amount of jewelry that is believed to have been stolen and are working to try and determine where it was taken from.
This arrest is a major accomplishment in a very lengthy investigation and it could not have occurred without the assistance of residents who came forward and provided information about what they saw in the areas where the offenses occurred. The assistance the Houston Police Department provided was invaluable and, because of their help and the hard work of the Irving investigators, this arrest and property recovery was possible.
Jefferson Nunez-Suarez is still in custody in the Harris County Jail on a $100,000 bond awaiting transfer to Dallas County.