The call came in on March 18, as a 41-11; for police that means a burglary in-progress. Dallas police officers made their way to the 11300 block of Amanda Lane in Northeast Dallas. The first officers into the area were plain-clothes officers in covert vehicles, part of the Northeast Deployment Unit. Those initial deployment officers took up positions around the house in question and watched.
They soon saw Juan Rodriguez carrying property out of the house. The deployment officers called in uniformed officers who converged on the house and arrested Rodriguez. Upon further investigation, Rodriguez appears to match the description of a suspect wanted for 12 additional burglary offenses in that part of town. While not saying that Rodriguez is responsible for those additional offenses, property crimes detectives continue to actively investigate them for any potential links to Rodriguez. As of now, Rodriguez stands charged with the single count of Burglary of a Habitation for the offenses that officers observed him commit. (Case# 64058-B)
On that same day, Dallas police received information from Garland police that the wanted burglar, Preston Falco, was at a residence in the 9500 block of Skillman Street. Officers again established a perimeter around the house where Falco was believed to be staying and soon observed him leave the residence. As he did so, Dallas police officers assigned to the Northeast Crime Response Team arrested Falco for an outstanding residential burglary warrant from the Garland Police Department. (No photo of Falco is currently available.)