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Police officer witnesses car theft
By: Jamel Valencia
EL PASO - A car thief was caught in the act by a police officer.
Police said the vehicle he broke in to was left unlocked.
Early Saturday morning around 1:45 a.m. a police officer spotted 22-year-old Juan Carlos Porras inside an SUV parked in the 10200 block of Bridget Street in northeast El Paso.
The police officer said that Porras was going through items inside the vehicle.
Porras took off when the police officer approached him, but was later captured a short distance away, said police.
He was arrested and charged with burglary of a vehicle and evading arrest.
His bond was set at $2,500.