TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Texas Police Department, TTPD, hit the jackpot when they solved two vehicle burglaries, a vehicle theft, and an apartment burglary by arresting just one suspect.
According to police, 21-year-old Antwuan Campbell has been charged with two counts of burglary of a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and burglary of a habitation.
Officer Thomas Shaddix discovered Campbell in a sport utility vehicle sitting in the driveway of a house on Columbine Street. The owner of the house said that he didn’t know who Campbell was, police say, and he had no business in his vehicle. When TTPD took Campbell into custody, the 21-year-old allegedly had cell phones, a charger, and copious amounts of change in his pockets.
Concurrent with that arrest, TTPD officer Jennifer Hargrave responded to a call at a nearby apartment complex where someone’s car had been burgled. Also there had been a report of a stolen vehicle from a house on West 11th Street a couple hours prior to the vehicle being parked there.
Surveillance footage revealed Campbell getting out of the stolen vehicle, police say, and breaking into another one.
Another call came in shortly thereafter, according to police, of a resident coming home to their apartment on West 12th Street and discovering it ransacked. The victim reported a television mission and also 22 Rice Krispies Treats.
Police say that Campbell had been convicted of multiple charges of vehicle burglary in December of 2019. As such, the charges have been upgraded from misdemeanors to felonies. Campbell’s bond is set at $75,000.
Anyone with any information on the burglaries is asked to call the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116 or Texarkana Area Crime Stoppers at 903-793-7867.