Post on NextDoor app leads to robbery suspect's arrest

Matthew S. Durrette, 39, identified by resident, arrested

Matthew Durrette
Matthew Durrette

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas – Deputies said a car robbery suspect was identified on the NextDoor app after a still from a surveillance video was posted following the burglaries.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said their District 5 Patrol Division was dispatched to several reports of vehicle burglaries and a theft from a vehicle in the area inside Walden on Lake Conroe on Monday.

Deputies said their investigation found that all vehicles involved had been left unlocked and one of them contained a gun.

Video surveillance images taken at one of the crime scenes provided a still photo of the thief that was put on the NextDoor app for the Walden area.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said a Walden resident contacted its office and provided a name after recognizing the suspect.

After further investigation, Matthew S. Durrette, 39, was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle, theft of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

Durrette was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on those charges and two local warrants for his arrest.

About the Author: