Alert Detectives Find Stolen Truck

Date: 2/22/2016          10:25 AM
Location: 3200 Buddy Lawrence Drive
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

P.C.  31.07      State Jail Felony

Case Number: 1602120110
Two alert Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Detectives arrested a man after they saw him get into a stolen truck at the Stripes Store, located in the 3200 block of Buddy Lawrence Drive.

The Detectives recognized the truck as one that had been stolen from the front of a home in the 7200 block of The Mansions Drive back on February 6 even though the suspect had attempted to place a piece of black tape on one of the letters on the back license plate to alter its appearance.

When the Detectives saw the truck parked in front of the store, they waited until the suspect got in and that is when they took, Jose Alvarado Gutierrez Jr. (05/07/1982), into custody.

Inside the stolen 2002 Ford F150, Detectives found an Apple IPod that had been stolen from a vehicle on February 7.  They also found a HP Tablet computer that was stolen from a home on January 20.

In addition to the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle charge, the suspect was also arrested for theft.