Suspect hides in day care closet in attempt to evade police after ‘jugging’ incident, HPD says

HPD tracks trio to Jersey Village

HOUSTON – Three suspects are in police custody Wednesday following a pro-active investigation that ended with one of the men running into a crowded daycare and hiding in a closet, KPRC 2 has learned.

The identities of the three men are pending.

All three were under Houston Police Department surveillance in the area of 1-10 and Bunker Hill where elderly women had been followed home and mugged, according to Lt. Larry Crowson.

The crime is typically known as “jugging.”

The men were tracked to a Jersey Village home on the 9200 block of Sutter Ranch.

The intended jugging target, an unidentified woman, was not injured.

One of the suspects ran across West Road from a nearby neighborhood into the Kids R Kids daycare at 10708 Ranchstone.

The suspect was discovered by HPD police dog, Blitz, fairly quickly. He had minor injuries. Police said he first tried to blend in with a group of workers.

No kids were hurt.

The daycare sent KPRC 2 the following statement:

“Earlier today, a police and K9 chase led an unarmed suspect to hop our school fence and enter our school’s back door while children were outside at play. Within moments, the Houston Police immediately apprehended the suspect while our staff swiftly went into lockdown mode and kept all of our children and teachers safe. We are thankful that the suspect is no longer at large and grateful for the quick actions of our local police. Miguel Morales Owner/Operator Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Jersey Village.”