La Porte workers alert police of vehicle theft in progress, lead police to stolen truck

Daniel Campos
Daniel Campos

LA PORTE, Texas – Workers in the 100 block of North 16th Street in La Porte alerted police of a vehicle theft on Aug. 2 around 4 p.m.

The workers saw a man enter the cab of a red Ford F-350, hot-wired the ignition and drove off, police said.

One of the workers called police while another worker followed the stolen vehicle toward S.H. 225 until another La Porte officer located the truck, which was southbound on S.H. 146.

Daniel Campos, 21, of Houston, was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.