Husband of Granger mayor interrupts burglary

GRANGER - Little did Granger's Hector Fonseca know that when he returned home from a brief errand yesterday, he'd find two strangers in the process of burglarizing he and his wife's home.

Granger Police Chief Robert Perales issued a statement about the incident yesterday afternoon, Tuesday.

In it, Perales said he learned about the incident while it was still in progress from Mayor Ramona Fonseca, Hector Fonseca's wife, and that there had been a confrontation with the burglars.

"He walked right in on them," Perales said.

Perales said the two individuals, an adult and a juvenile, apparently made entry through an open window.

Following the confrontation, the suspects ran into a nearby home, which Perales said is the home of one of the accused burglars.

Perales said that one individual walked out the front door after seeing a Granger police officer running to the back of the residence. Perales said the suspect walked out the front of the house, where Perales was waiting. He said the other individual surrendered.

Perales said he will not release suspect information until the two are arraigned on charges of residential burglary and second degree theft. One of the individuals will also be charged with fourth degree assault following the scuffle with Mr. Fonseca, who walked away with a "scraped up knee" following the incident.

The suspects had attempted to steal jewelry and money, and Perales said electronic items were unplugged and ready to be carted off.


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