Sherman Police said a suspect who ran from officers over the weekend led them directly to the scene of a burglary, after he allegedly broke into a bakery to hide, grabbed a drink and made a phone call from the business.
Sgt. Brett Mullen said officers were initially dispatched to residence inside a mobile home community located in the 5600 block of Texoma last Sunday afternoon to perform a welfare check. Upon officers’ arrival, Mullen said the suspect fled but gave away his location when he called a woman connected to the initial welfare check from the Ya-Hoo! Baking Company, just a few blocks away. Mullen said officers went to the business where they determined that the man likely gained access to the building by climbing through an unlocked window.
“The suspect was gone, but more evidence found inside indicated that the suspect consumed at least one beverage from the business,” Mullen said. “Therefore, he committed a theft after entering the business without permission from the owner. So, it’s being investigated as a burglary of a building — a state jail felony.”
It was unclear whether the suspect ate any of the business’s baked goods. Mullen said the man had not been located as of Wednesday morning, but commended the responding officers’ investigative efforts.
“It was good work by the officers, connecting the dots,” Mullen said. “They got a heads up where he was at and once they got there, they put some more pieces of the puzzle together. Good observations and good police work.”
The investigation is ongoing.