Galveston police Tuesday arrested a man they allege is responsible for a string of car burglaries in the island’s Denver Court neighborhood.
Officers were called at about 1:40 a.m. to the 5100 block of Denver Drive to a report of a car burglary, the Galveston Police Department said.
The resident who called police said he heard a car alarm go off, went outside and saw that a window on his car had been broken, police said.
Police searched the area and found three other cars that had been burglarized in the same block. All the cars had shattered windows, and one car had what appeared to be fresh blood on the driver’s seat, police said. It appeared all the cars had been rummaged through, police said.
All of the cars also appeared to have been damaged by some kind of prying tool, police said.
Minutes after officers arrived on the scene, one of them spotted a man riding a bicycle away from the neighborhood. He stopped the man, and found a large flat-head screwdriver in his pocket, broken glass in his clothing and that he was bleeding from a cut on his arm, police said.
The man was detained.
Later in the morning, three more Denver Court residents reported their cars had been burglarized, police said.
Carlos Castillo, 37, of Galveston, was arrested and charged with seven counts of felony burglary of a vehicle. His bond was set at $420,000. He was in custody at the Galveston County jail on Wednesday.