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Odessa Police Make Arrest in Connection to Recent String of Burglaries

Post Date:12/26/2017 9:05 AM

Joe Michael Ortiz, date of birth 07/29/1984, has been charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity “3rd Degree Felony” and 14 counts of Burglary of a Building “State Jail Felony”. Ortiz was located yesterday in the 2300 block of Milburn and transported to the ECLEC. More charges are possible as the investigation continues.

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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