Homeowner spots burglary on smartphone

Published On: Jan 08 2013 05:15:19 PM CST
HOUSTON -

A homeowner discovered his home was being burglarized when he checked a video feed on his smartphone, investigators said.

Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constables said the homeowner called them when he saw two men looking into the windows of his home in the 1500 block of Rushworth Drive about 10 a.m. on Monday. Investigators said the homeowner told them there was a gate in his back yard that led to a bayou.

A deputy constable headed toward the home and went to the bayou, where he saw a man walking down the shoreline. The deputy constable told the man to stop and arrested him without incident, investigators said.

The man, identified as 18-year-old Jacoven Levi, was carrying several hand-held video game devices and some games, officials said. He was also carrying several hundred dollars in cash, investigators said.

Detectives said the video game devices, games and cash were all taken from the home.

Deputy constables said they determined that Levi and another person threw a rock through a back window of the home to get inside.

Levi has been charged with burglary of a habitation.