Several businesses near the 4400 block of State Highway 3 were burglarized during the night time hours between August 12 and August 16. Video surveillance of one of the burglaries showed a male with numerous tattoos inside the business. The video was shared on social media by the business owner and detectives began receving information identifying a possible suspect by nickname. Detectives developed a possible social media account for the suspect. Information continued to be shared through social media and police received a call of a person matching the description of the suspect. Patrol officers located Ortega-Torres in the 3400 block of IH-45 on August 16, and he was arrested for possession of marijuana. Detectives continued to follow up with information and interviewing Ortega-Torres.
After reviewing the cases with the Galveston County District Attorney Office, detectives secured a warrant and charged Ortega-Torres with one count of burglary of a building. Bond was set at $20,000.00. The investigation will continue and additional charges are possible in the future.
Burglary of a building is a state jail felony is punishable by 180 days to two years in jail and a possible $10,000.00 fine.
Dickinson PD would like to thank the public for sharing information that contributed to the identification of the suspect and solving of several burglary investigations.