Another vehicle that was stolen during a crime spree last month in Jasper County has been recovered. According to Jasper County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant John Cooper, a 2015 Nissan Altima, which had been stolen from a home on Wickshire Lane, was found abandoned by Baytown Police late Tuesday afternoon.
That car was one of seven vehicles stolen in a 24 hour period; four of which were pickup trucks stolen in Rayburn Country and two more pickup trucks stolen inside Jasper.
Jasper Police got into a pursuit with one of the suspects in a stolen truck and he wrecked out where Highway 63 West and Farm to Market Roads 2799 and 3414 all intersect, which is also just a few hundred yards from Wickshire Lane.
The suspect fled into a wooded area and eluded capture.
The next day, it was discovered that a house on Wickshire had been burglarized. The person took a shower and also stole a set of clothing and bottled water and stole the car.
One of the stolen trucks was recently recovered in central Texas. Officers arrested several people in the truck, but they said that several other people bailed out and managed to get away. Additionally, another stolen truck was recently recovered abandoned in Liberty County.
State and federal authorities say that these vehicles are being stolen by organized crime out of Mexico and they are being used to haul hordes of illegal immigrants and drugs from Mexico into the United States.