OPD: Citizen’s arrest leads to arrest of fugitive

A citizen’s arrest aided in police charging a man Sunday who reportedly committed four auto burglaries at an Odessa apartment complex.

Police were called about a suspicious person around 1:43 a.m. Sunday at Pebblebend Apartments, 4315 N. Esmond Drive, an Odessa Police Department news release stated.

A citizen had called about a man entering several vehicles in the parking lot, the release detailed, and stopped the man from leaving before police arrived. Officers arrived on scene seeing the citizens struggling with another man while attempting to detain him.

Officers ran over and tried to handcuff the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Anthony Rey Sanchez, who initially resisted arrest but was eventually placed into custody, the release stated.

Sanchez had reportedly burglarized a Chevrolet Camaro, a Dodge Ram, a Ford F-150 and a Chevrolet Silverado, the release detailed, and was found to be in possession of property belonging to all four vehicles.

The release stated Sanchez also had five outstanding warrants for his arrest for two charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, two charges of driving while license invalid, and speeding.

Police charged Sanchez with four counts of burglary of a vehicle and resisting arrest, class A misdemeanors.

Jail records show Sanchez was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and was released that day on five bonds totaling $25,000.