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Suspect still wanted for stealing $750K in vehicles across Texas: Waco police

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Oct 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-25 10:27:54-04

WACO, Texas — UPDATE: A suspect wanted for multiple car thefts was arrested earlier this week, police said.

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Isabel Gonzalez, 33, was taken into custody by the Mesquite Police Department on Monday, according to the Waco Police Department.

Gonzalez was wanted by Waco police for engaging in organized crime, a first-degree felony.

Police said Gonzalez was involved in stealing multiple vehicles across the state, totaling a value of over $750,000.

Police said they spotted Gonzalez inside an identified stolen pick-up truck and that she immediately started to flee.

Following a 30-minute pursuit, police said Gonzalez was captured and is currently awaiting extradition to the McLennan County Jail.

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Meanwhile, Rolando Hernandez, 33, is still wanted by authorities on the same charges.

Additionally, police said Hernandez is also wanted for causing an accident, not stopping to render aid, and fleeing from a routine traffic stop.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call Waco police at 254-750-7500.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Authorities are searching for a pair of serial car thefts.

Isabel Gonzelez and Rolando Hernandez, both 33, are wanted by the Waco Police Department for engaging in organized crime, a first-degree felony.

Waco police said both suspects are involved in stealing multiple vehicles across the state, totaling $750,000.

Police said Hernandez is also wanted for causing an accident and not stopping to render aid.

Hernandez is said to have fled during a traffic stop, according to the Waco Police Department.

As a multi-jurisdictional investigation, police said the following agencies are involved:

  • McLennan County Sheriff’s Office
  • Robinson PD
  • Bellmead PD
  • Plano PD

Waco police said their detectives - alongside other agencies from across the state - are also working to apprehend the suspects.
Anyone with any information regarding the location of Gonzalez or Hernandez is asked to call the Waco Police Department at (254) 750-7500 or send an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at (254) 753-4357 or online.