On December 13, 2014, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Officer Cortney Thornton, #8850, was working an off duty job at the Extended Stay Motel located at 2979 N. Stemmons when he heard breaking glass and went to investigate. Officer Thornton found the suspect, Jeremey Amaud Modester, Black male 11-17-1986, leaning into a vehicle and taking property. Officer Thornton approached and ordered the suspect to the ground as he called for cover officers.
Once the suspect was taken into custody, Officer Thornton found a second vehicle with broken glass parked next to the first vehicle he observed.
A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed more property that is believed to have been taken in different Burglary of Motor Vehicle (BMV) offenses. A laptop was found and when checked by the arresting officer, it revealed personal information from a person who resides in Cedar Hill, Texas. Officer Thornton called and the person stated that his laptop had been left in his vehicle last night and that he gave no one permission to take it. The Cedar Hill Police Department was notified regarding this particulare offense.
Suspect Modester was taken to the Northwest Investigative Unit where he was interviewed by Detective K. Hensley, #6483. The suspect was read his Miranda rights and he admitted to breaking into the vehicles on Stemmons Freeway. Suspect Modester terminated his interview with detectives when questioned about the laptop stolen out of Cedar Hill. That offense remains under investigation.
Suspect Modester was charged with Burglary of a Motor Vehicle which is documented on case # 295825-2014 and Criminal Mischief which is documented on case # 295906-2014.
Thanks to the alertness of Officer Thornton and the investigative work of Detective Hensley, another burglary suspect was taken off the street!