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Odessa Police Asking for Public’s Help Locating Burglary Suspect

Post Date:12/20/2017 9:14 AM

Update:

The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance locating Joe Michael Ortiz, date of birth 07/29/1984. Ortiz is wanted in connection to a string of burglaries that have been reported within the last few weeks. Anyone with information in reference to the whereabouts of Ortiz is encouraged to contact Detective S. Chavez at 432-335-3347 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #17-34187. Odessa Crime Stoppers is currently offering a cash reward for information in reference to the whereabouts of Ortiz.

Original Summary From 12-16-17:

Within the last few weeks, Odessa Police have responded to over a dozen burglaries believed to have been committed by the same suspect during the early morning hours. The burglaries have occurred at 6 Subway restaurants, Stars Drive-In, Fajita’s & More, Jalisco’s, Saucedo’s, Churches Chicken, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and possibly more. The suspects are possibly occupying a dark green or blue 4-door passenger vehicle with a donut tire. Anyone with information in reference to the identity of the suspect shown in the Surveillance Footage or anyone with information in reference to this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective S. Chavez at 432-335-3347 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #17-34187. 

Joe Michael Ortiz

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