Robinson police arrested a man found asleep in a pickup truck he had broken into during a vehicle burglary spree early Friday morning, Lt. Tracy O’Connor said.

Rodney Lee Scott, 40, of Bellmead, was arrested after police responded about 5 a.m. to the 100 block of Brewster Street, O’Connor said. A resident reported their vehicle and another in the area had been broken into, he said.



Police found a third vehicle, a pickup truck, with a door partly open, O’Connor said. Officers fully opened the door and found Scott asleep, he said.

Police woke Scott and found items that belonged to the first caller in his possession, O’Connor said. Numerous other items, including $40 in change, wallets, a driver’s license, a Social Security card, a check book, debit cards and jewelry were in Scott’s possession, officers reported.

Officers learned Scott was also wanted on five warrants out of Waco. Jail records state he was wanted on three burglary of a vehicle warrants and two theft warrants issued last year.

Robinson police arrested Scott on four new Class A misdemeanor charges of burglary of a motor vehicle and a state jail felony charge of fraudulent possession or use of a credit or debit card.

He remained in McLennan County Jail on Friday. Bond information was not immediately available.

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Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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