Police detain burglary suspect after he crashed into home on southwest side

Officers said the driver was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control and drove through a shallow dry creek, then through a shed and hit a home.

SAN ANTONIO — Police have detained a burglary suspect after he crashed his vehicle into a home on the southwest side of town late Monday.

Officers responded to the 5900 block of Mariner Street near Old Pearsall Road around 11:35 p.m. for reports of a vehicle crashing into a home.

Police say the driver was speeding when he lost control and drove through a shallow dry creek, then through a shed and finally crashing into a home. 

The shed suffered heavy damage and the home suffered only minor damage.

Police have detained the driver after they were able to link him to a recent burglary because both he and his vehicle matched the decription given in that crime.

Police did not say if they were chasing the driver or not. He was taken to headquarters for questioning. 

No injuries were reported.


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