Released by the Mt. Pleasant PD:
MOUNT PLEASANT, TX - With 15 warrants in hand Friday, Mount Pleasant Police Department officers and detectives spread out around the area looking for suspects in the downtown business burglaries that occurred last Sunday night as well as fugitives wanted in other felony offenses. The search for the subjects started last Friday afternoon and ended around 8:30 with a total of four people in custody locally and another subject apprehended on MPPD warrants in another state.
The first of the business burglary suspects was apprehended late this afternoon (Friday) at a residence in the 1800 block of W. 8th Street. Jordan Police, 17, of Mount Pleasant was arrested by SCU Detective Simon Porter and charged with 4 counts of Burglary of a Building.
Next to be arrested was Jose Ramirez, 26, of Mount Pleasant. Ramirez was arrested by Patrol Sergeant Shawn Booth and Senior Officer Eric Campbell at a residence in the 500 block of E. 4th Street. Ramirez was also charged with 4 counts of Burglary of a Building.
Shortly after the Ramirez arrest, detectives got word the 3rd suspect in the business burglaries, Benito Delacruz, 17, of Mount Pleasant might be in hiding in Camp County. The Camp County Sheriffs Department was contacted about Delacruz and his possible whereabouts and within a short time, Delacruz was in the custody of the sheriff's department there. He was later transported to the Titus County Jail as were the other suspects in the business burglaries. Delacruz is also charged with 4 counts of Burglary of a Building.
Burglary of a Building is a State Jail Felony. If convicted, all three suspects face up to two years in a state jail facility and/or a fine up to $10,000 on each count. All subjects may have further charges filed on them before the investigation is completed.
After the business burglary suspects were apprehended, Irvin Soler, 24, of Mount Pleasant, was arrested at a residence on FM 127 by Detective Porter, MPPD Officer Travis Nichols and Titus County Sheriff's Deputy David Robinson. Soler was wanted on a warrant for Retaliation, a 3rd degree felony. If convicted, Soler faces up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine up to $10,000. He also is in custody at the Titus County Jail.
The last suspect, Alexander Fleming, 20, of Mount Pleasant, it was learned, is in the military in Honolulu and is wanted on a warrant for Indecency with a Child/Exposure, a 3rd degree felony. Military Police have been contacted and are looking for the subject as press release time. They indicated to police here they should have Fleming in custody this evening (Friday).
The afternoon/evening total from the round-up is 4 arrests with possibly a 5th in Hawaii if the Military Police are successful and 14 of the 15 warrants (15 of 15 when Fleming is apprehended).
The success of this operation is the culmination of extremely hard work and long hours put in by MPPD CID Sergeant Sharyn Cary, Detective Scott Wildey and Detective Hollie Moses. The Special Crimes Unit (SCU) spent many hours of surveillance this week working into the early morning hours along with several patrol officers throughout the downtown business district and surrounding neighborhoods in an effort to identify the suspects and deter the rash of burglaries in the area. As part of the crackdown, several other subjects were arrested throughout the week on misdemeanor charges in the areas of the burglaries.
The police department appreciates the assistance of the Titus County Sheriff's Department and the Camp County Sheriff's Department for their help in the round up of these suspects.