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Tips from public end with arrest

LIVINGSTON -- A suspect in the Oct. 24 burglary of the Airport Quick Stop off FM 350 South has been taken into custody by Polk County Sheriff’s Office, thanks to a tip from the public.
Richard Vincent Prebis, 52, of Livingston has been charged burglary of a building in connection with the incident.

According to Sheriff Kenneth Hammack, the victim of the burglary reported that someone had broken in and taken money along with a number of products.

The sheriff’s Criminal Investigative Division launched an investigation into the matter and a Crime Stoppers report was generated with a picture of the suspect obtained from the surveillance video at the store.

As a result of that Crime Stoppers bulletin, investigators received a tip of the possible identity of the suspect and where he resided.

Detectives were able to locate and identify Prebis as the suspect. He was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail Nov. 9.

Hammack, as well as members of both the Criminal Investigation Division and the Patrol Division, expressed their appreciation to public for the tips and information that led to the arrest.

Anyone who is able to provide any information pertaining to this case or another case involving Prebis is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (936) 329-9027 or call Crime Stoppers at (936) 327-STOP. Tips made through Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may result in a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.