GALVESTON, TX — Four people were arrested on Galveston Island Friday
morning after they were caught burglarizing vehicles at a Holiday Inn,
police said. The call came in at about 3:30 a.m. that a witness saw two
people breaking into a car in the parking lot at 5002 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston police officer who was working off-duty employment nearby was
the first to respond to the area. The two burglars tried to run, and
got into a waiting car with two others, but they were quickly caught.
learned that the four had taken part in 14 car burglaries in the area,
and found stolen items from the burglaries in their car, including
stolen weapons and narcotics, police said.
The four suspects were identified as
19-year-old Isaiah Melendez who is from Houston, 24-year-old Porcha
Sweeney, of Katy; Darrick Carriere, 18, of Houston, and Elizabeth
McCook, 19, of Missouri City.
four suspects were charged with two counts each of theft of a firearm,
which is a state jail felony, with a bond of $120,000, or $60,000 per
was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, which is a
third degree felony. Carriere has an added bond of $20,000, police said.
All four are being held in the Galveston County Jail. The investigation into their criminal escapades is ongoing.