Southlake Police Department makes arrests in burglaries with public’s help

Posted Tuesday, May. 28, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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A citizen’s tip helped Southlake police make two arrests in connection with a series of burglaries.

In late March, a series of homes and vehicles were burgled in Southlake’s Fox Glen and Coventry neighborhoods.

Shortly after, a stolen credit card was used at a Walmart.

The police department asked for help in identifying the man and released images of the suspect to the public and on social media.

James Brandon, assistant chief of the Southlake Police Department, said the public was vital in breaking the case.

He said a citizen saw the photo and notified police.

“That citizen is the reason we were able to identify who these people were,” he said.

The police arrested Anthony Galvan of Bedford and Amanda Ranton of Keller.

Galvan was charged with nine counts of credit card abuse in Tarrant and Denton counties.

Ranton was charged with one count of vehicle burglary and three counts of credit card abuse in Denton County.

As of Monday, Galvan was being held in Tarrant County jail without bail.

Ranton was being held in Denton with bond set at $10,000 for each credit card/debit card abuse charge and $1,500 for the burglary of vehicle charge.

Vehicle burglary is a misdemeanor and credit card abuse is a felony.

The credit cards used in North Texas were stolen in the burglaries, along with cash, credit cards, small electronics and a car.

Most of the six vehicles from which items were stolen were unlocked.

Dustin Dangli, 817-390-7770 Twitter: @dussssstin

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