Weekend Auto Burglary Suspect Caught

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 02/17 2014 04:44PM

Updated 02/17 2014 09:09PM

AMARILLO -- On Sunday at 4:15 p.m., Amarillo Police were sent to a car lot in the 900 block of S Buchanan on an auto burglary in progress. 

The caller told police that he was across the street and was observing a suspect trying to get into cars on the parking lot. While officers were responding, the caller went over to the car lot and detained the suspect until offices could arrive.

When officers arrived, they secured the suspect in a patrol car and started their investigation. 

Police say that Loren Eugene Caddell, 64, had broken into as many as 4 different vehicles and was stealing car batteries from different cars on the lot.

Caddell was arrested and transported and booked into Potter County Jail on a charge of Burglary of a Motor Vehicle. 

The property was identified and returned to the owner. 

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