Charges filed after alleged break-in

Published 10:25 am Thursday, May 6, 2010

A 26-year-old Austin man was charged Wednesday for allegedly breaking into Trimble’s Cycle Center Monday night and stealing motorcycle merchandise.

Ivan Rodriguez faces a felony third-degree burglary charge, as well as two gross misdemeanors for theft and property damage. He is in custody on $50,000 bail, or $2,500 with conditions, and is scheduled for arraignment May 13.

According to a criminal complaint, a call came in from a citizen in the area at around 10:15 p.m. The reportee noticed someone breaking a front, glass door at the business, located at 900 10th Drive SE. The reportee then saw a man leave the store quickly with what appeared to be clothing.

Police responded and found Rodriguez, who matched the description given by the reportee, a block away loading something into the back of a vehicle. Rodriguez was ordered to the ground at gunpoint and handcuffed. While cuffing him, officers noticed a a number of cuts and a large amount of blood on his hands.

Rodriguez admitted to breaking into the store and said he cut his hands while doing so, the complaint states.

The officers recovered roughly $500 in merchandise, though mostly blood soaked, from Rodriguez’s vehicle.

The damage to Trimble’s front door and a display case that housed the merchandise was roughly $787.