Joshua police warn residents of suspected prowler

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by JOSH DAVIS

WFAA

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 17 at 5:04 PM

JOSHUA -- Joshua police are urging residents to lock their doors and windows and be on alert for a possible prowler in the area.

At 4:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, officers responded to a trespassing call in the 300 block of Catherine St. Once they arrived, the caller told police her teenage son had seen a man standing in the living room of their residence.

The suspect told the boy he had seen the back door of their residence open and came inside to make sure everything was okay, according to Sgt. Tom Hargrave with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

Police searched the area for the man, but couldn't locate him.

Joshua police say the suspect matches the description of a prowler that was reported on July 7 in the 1100 block of N. Main St. whom was watching the complainant while she was swimming in the pool. On that occasion, officer also were unable to find the suspect.

The suspect is described as 5'2" with a stock build, short hair in a buzz-cut style, unshaven with bushy eyebrows. In the disturbance Wednesday, the suspect was wearing a plaid button-up shirt and appeared to be Hispanic, but didn't have a Hispanic accent.

Police are encouraging residents to lock up their homes and report any suspicious activity to the Johnson County Sheriff's Office Communications Center at 817.556.6060, or calling 911 in an emergency.

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