July 29, 2019 - The Center Police Department received numerous reports of Burglaries of motor vehicles in the general San Augustine St. area from mid-June to July 24th.
Several firearms were taken from the vehicles, along with other items.
On July 24th at approximately 10:15pm Officer Spencer Anderson made a traffic stop on a subject riding a bicycle in the middle of Hurst St.
During the stop, Officer Anderson discovered the subject to be in possession of a semi-automatic pistol.
The pistol serial number was checked through Dispatch and was found to be recently stolen from a vehicle off of Pine St.
The subject was identified as Brandon Morano, 23, of Longview, TX. Morano was placed in custody for unlawfully carrying a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.
Morano was booked into the Center Police Department holding facility without incident.
Through further investigations, Moreno has also been charged with a total of 10 criminal offenses.
Special thanks to Corporal Steve Thornburgh, Officer Spencer Anderson, and Officer Angela Neal.