KYLE – On Saturday, Sept. 4 at 5:43 p.m., Kyle Police Department officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Heidenreich Lane for a burglary in progress at the City of Kyle Wastewater Treatment construction site.
Officers arrived on the scene and observed a black Chevrolet Avalanche on site. When officers attempted to make contact with the occupants, the vehicle fled. A pursuit ensued through the construction area into the Waterleaf Subdivision and Cool Springs, and eventually onto northbound Interstate 35.
The vehicle exited I-35 at the 215-mile marker and crashed into a light pole on I-35 west access at Kyle Parkway. The two occupants in the vehicle then fled on foot.
The passenger was detained by officers in a Wendy’s drive-thru, and the driver was detained by deputies from the Hays County Sheriff’s Office in the Walmart parking lot. The vehicle was found with stolen property from the construction site.
“I’d like to thank all officers involved for a quick and timely response,” Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said. “Officers were able to capture both suspects after a vehicle and on foot pursuit and return the property to its owner soon after.”
The two suspects, identified as Jose Alberto Celestino-Fierro, 32, and Juan Garcia, 44, were taken to Ascension Seton Hays for medical clearance and then processed into the Hays County Jail with multiple charges including: Theft of Property $2,500-$30,000; Evading in a Motor Vehicle; Evading Arrest; and Criminal Trespass.