Man facing felony charges following aggravated robbery in north Houston
A man with a criminal record that includes at least 11 felony charges spanning more than 20 years has been arrested again, this time by deputies with Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen’s Office.
Raul Carreon, 39, was identified in a photo lineup as the suspect in an aggravated robbery in the 1000 block of Chamboard. He is currently in Harris County Jail, facing six felony charges. His next court date is scheduled for June 21.
According to the Constable’s Office, an unknown suspect pulled into a driveway on May 9 and entered a garage where he grabbed “Ryobi tools valued at $2,500 and started to head back to his vehicle, a black Dodge Ram pickup truck.”
The resident of the home reportedly “observed this incident taking place and confronted the suspect, and grabbed hold of a tool bag that he was in the process of stealing.”
The suspect then dragged “the young lady down the driveway and scraped up her legs and feet while doing so.”
Rosen’s Office reports that Harris County Precinct 1 deputies have had several complaints involving a Hispanic male in a black pickup truck “pulling up to residences and stealing items and then fleeing. These incidents appear to have occurred in Woodland Heights, Heights, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Rice Military and Shepherd Park.”
Carreon’s home address is listed as being in the Independence Heights area.
According to the Constable’s Office, on May 10, Precinct 1 investigators “went into a local pawnshop and observed this individual to be in the pawnshop, and noticed him and his vehicle matched the description. The investigator asked the pawnshop employee if the suspect had been pawning a lot of tools recently and the pawnshop advised the investigator that he had been there a few times but with other people pawning items.”
On May 13, Carreon was identified as the same person seen at the pawnshop. He had previously been arrested for similar crimes, along with possession of a controlled substance, and robbery. A photo lineup was created and the complainant reportedly identified him immediately.
Carreon was charged with robbery and burglary of a habitation with intent to commit a theft.
On May 15, the Shepherd Park deputy and investigator went back to the pawnshop and learned that Carreon allegedly pawned the complainant’s items, using another person. The items were recovered and returned to the complainant.
According to Harris County District Clerk records, Carreon was first charged with felony theft in November of 1996. He has since amassed a record that includes nearly 20 charges in Harris County, including his most recent felony conviction for theft, third offense, in 2015. He received a sentence of 160 days in county jail.
Anyone with similar incidences to this within the last couple of months is asked to contact Corporal J. Bowden at Joseph.Bowden@Cn1.Hctx.net.