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Police: Man arrested after entering wrong apartment, then stealing multiple electronics

Posted at 7:26 AM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 08:30:12-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — College Station police arrested a man Monday after he entered the wrong apartment, then stole multiple valuable electronic devices.

Officers responded to the 500 block of Wellborn Road North after receiving a call about the burglary at 7:02 p.m. from a resident who was home at the time.

Police say two suspects were planning to visit a different apartment when they entered the wrong one.

After one of the suspects discovered they were in the wrong apartment, he decided to steal multiple valuable electronic devices and ran out, said police.

"A neighbor then followed the suspects to their vehicle and pointed them out to arriving officers," said College Station police.

The stolen electronics were found inside the suspect's vehicle and recovered. Police also discovered a "usable quantity of raw marijuana."

Later, the second suspect was cleared of any wrongdoing after officers determined he was ignorant of the other suspect's actions.

Police arrested the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Jacob Thomas Turner of Sealy, Texas, on charges of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit. This is a second degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000. Possession of less than two ounces of Marijuana is a Class B Misdemeanor, punishable by no more than 180 days in prison and/or a fine not to exceed $2,000.

This case is still under investigation and additional charges are possible, said police.

Anyone with information on the incidents are encouraged to contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600.