On February 3, 2016, Southeast Patrol Division Chief Paul Stokes was notified by a citizen that their stolen White Chrysler Sebring was occupied at Forney Road and Buckner Boulevard. Chief Stokes broadcasted the stolen vehicle location and information over the police radio. Sgt. Garland Martin and uniformed patrol officers responded to the location.
Responding officers observed the suspect, Antonio Ponciano along with two passengers driving into the Family Dollar at 3921 S. Buckner Boulevard. The occupants of the stolen vehicle exited the vehicle and were detained by patrol officers. The citizen’s stolen vehicle was recovered and all three were transported to Jack Evans Police Headquarters to be interviewed by Auto Theft Detectives. The suspect was arrested and charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.