Burglary suspects arrested

Two men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of burglary of a motor vehicle in the freshman parking lot late Tuesday night, a TCU Police investigator said.

TCU Police received a tip from a witness saying a car alarm went off in the freshman parking lot, and looking back, the witness saw two people who looked suspicious, TCU Police Sgt. Kelly Ham said.

Mondie Bustos, 19, and Iris Martinez, 18, both of the 300 block of W. 4th St. in Kennedale, and Willie Lopez, 18, of the 5100 block of Ollie St., were arrested at about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the freshman parking lot, according to a police report.

Bustos and Martinez have been released from the Mansfield Jail on $2,500 bonds, and Lopez remains in Mansfield Jail with a $2,500 bond, according to the jail’s bond desk.

Thornhill noticed two cars that were broken into near the car the suspects were driving, and he found stereo equipment in the area that was taken from other cars, according to the report.

According to the report, the owners of both vehicles came to the scene to identify and pick up their property.

Police found several items in the car the suspects were in, including a tire iron, a black screwdriver, two flashlights and two pairs of gloves, detective Vicki Lawson said.

The officers also found several car stereos and other stereo equipment in the trunk of the car, Ham said. Officers thought the items from the trunk were from cars that had been broken into along Bellaire Drive, Ham said.

Fort Worth police impounded the car the suspects were in so they could investigate further, Ham said.

Lopez is being held in Mansfield on three past charges from Tarrant County, including possession of marijuana, evading arrest and unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to the Mansfield Jail bond desk. He was also charged with engaging in organized crime in July and drug possession in May, according to court records.

Bustos has a previous criminal record in Tarrant County with charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2006, possession of marijuana in July and failure to ID in 2005, according to court records.

Martinez has no criminal record in Tarrant County, according to court records.