Reece Albert Truck Thieves Nabbed by Officers after Foot Pursuit
November 20, 2018 — Just before 7:00 a.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the unit block of E. 20th Street for the report of an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in progress involving a 2018 Nissan Frontier registered to Reece Albert.
During the immediate follow-up investigation, Officers learned that the two male suspects that stole the truck had backed into an occupied SAISD school bus before they fled the scene. The bus was reportedly stopped and picking up children at the time of the collision. No injuries were reported.
Shortly after, information was developed regarding the location of the stolen truck. When Officers responded to the area in question, the 600 block of E. 42nd Street, they spotted the truck in the backyard of a residence along with two men. Officers attempted to detain the men; however, the men fled the area and a foot pursuit ensued.
Additional units converged on the area and the men were located several blocks apart from one another. One suspect was apprehended by a pursuing Patrol Sergeant who jumped a chain link fence in order to thwart the suspect’s escape. The second suspect was taken into custody without incident. They were identified as Juan M. Pena, 20, and Andrew J. Reyna, 17 of San Angelo.
Pena and Reyna were interviewed by Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and subsequently charged with Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest Detention. Pena also received citations for Unsafe Backing, Fail to Stop and Leave Information, Violation of B Restriction, and Passing School Bus.
Pena and Reyna are being held on Bond at the Tom Green County Jail.