Arrested for Burglary

A Rio Grande City resident and repeat offender identified as Rene Javier Pena was arrested this weekend.


Officers were dispatched to a residence on a call that a highly intoxicated man was throwing bottles towards a home.  The officers had a hard time detaining the man but were able to place him under arrest.  Pena was going to face charges of resisting arrest and public intoxication but at least one witness claimed he had broken into their home.  He was also linked to the burglary of a nearby business in the Santa Cruz area.


Pena remains in custody with a combined bond of $4,500.  He faces three charges, two for burglary of a building and one for burglary of a vehicle.

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