On June 30, 2016, the Dallas Police Department’s Crime Response Team (CRT) and Deployment officers answered a Burglary in Progress call at 6213 Melody Lane. As officers were approaching the offense location, the dispatcher broadcasted the suspect description over the police radio. Responding officers observed and individual matching the suspect’s description walking on Melody Lane and subsequently took him into custody.
The suspect was identified as Matthew Paul Rounsaville (W/M/29). Rounsaville admitted to the offense and was charged with Burglary of a Habitation, which is documented on case number 158246-2016. As a result of the arrest and upon further investigation, it was discovered that suspect Rounsaville was also responsible for a burglary at a Forth Worth fire station. Surveillance video from the offense in Fort Worth was featured on Fox 4 News.
Suspect Rounsaville had stolen a fireman’s wallet and used his credit/debit cards at local businesses. With this arrest, Rounsaville will also be facing charges filed by Fort Worth PD.
Thanks to the quick response and conspicuous initiative displayed by the Northeast CRT and Deployment Unit a habitual burglar was taken off the street…Job Well Done!!!