Liberty police arrest burglary suspect

Liberty police say they arrested a burglary suspect Monday in the act of committing a home burglary.

Around 3:15 p.m. Liberty police responded to a burglary in progress in the 1700 block of Kipling St. Upon arrival officers reportedly observed Kevin D. Chambers, 22, of Liberty, coming out the front door of the house.

Chambers was taken into custody immediately without incident. Liberty Police had responded to the location because the homeowner, who was at work, had called because she had received notification of motion on her video cameras. She then observed Chambers in her house and called police.

“Initial investigation determined that Chambers had entered the house and taken several electronic items that were found in his possession. The homeowner stated that she had a couple items missing in the recent past. She also stated that she recognized Chambers as the same person who had been to her house, knocked on the door and asked for a drink of water a couple times in the past. That is when she decided to get the cameras working,” according to a statement from Lt. Chip Fairchild, spokesperson for Liberty Police Department.

Chambers is charged with Burglary of Habitation, second-degree felony.

“Police ask that you be alert around your residence and report any suspicious activity as it may be tied to something else in the future or past,” the statement ends.

Chambers was released from the Liberty County Jail just three days ago on March 8 after being charged with disorderly conduct. His previous stints at the county jail were on Jan. 1, 2019, for terroristic threats, Dec. 4, 2018, for disorderly conduct, and Nov. 7, 2018, for possession of a controlled substance.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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