A Parker County man has been arrested in connection with a warehouse burglary investigation.
Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said deputies responded to the 16000 block of U.S. Highway 377 where an individual reported an unknown suspect robbed the establishment on the night of September 5.
The victim reported that the suspect stole a truck and trailer belonging to a local church, which was filled with stage, lighting and sound equipment worth over $100,000. In the following days, several other people reported that their storage units had also been broken into with at least $17,000 worth of additional items stolen, including cash, rare coins, a monogrammed lighter, firearms, vintage electronics, jewelry and alcohol.
Sheriff’s investigators observed two male suspects in security footage loading the stolen items into the cargo trailer belonging to the church.
Fort Worth police conducted a traffic stop two days later and identified the truck as stolen in Parker County. The driver of the stolen truck has been identified as Daniel John Ramos, 38, of Fort Worth. Sheriff’s investigators viewed the arrest footage, where Ramos was positively identified as the same suspect who was captured on CCTV stealing the truck, trailer and items from the storage units.
Sheriff’s investigators said that at the time of his arrest, Ramos was wearing the same clothes and shoes as the night he was caught on facility surveillance footage.
Sheriff’s investigators also recovered the stolen rare coins and monogrammed lighter from the stolen truck Ramos was driving.
Ramos was previously convicted of burglary of a dwelling, bolstering his current Parker County charges of theft of property and burglary of an apartment building.
He is currently being held in Tarrant County Jail on additional charges, including two counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, two counts of escape from custody and possession of a controlled substance.
Authier said he appreciates the cooperative efforts between Fort Worth police and the sheriff’s criminal investigations division.
This case is currently under active investigation. Additional charges are pending.