By Philip Jankowski

Killeen Daily Herald

A neighbor's intervention during a burglary led Killeen police to arrest a 40-year-old man.

Police arrested Joselito Cosme-Gonzalez Saturday after they located him in the parking lot of a restaurant about a block away from the alleged burglary.

A man called police from his home in the 500 block of Valley Road after witnessing a man later identified as Cosme-Gonzalez jump over his neighbor's fence and enter a storage shed. He yelled at Cosme-Gonzalez to stop after he saw him emerge carrying a microwave and other items.

Cosme-Gonzalez dropped the items and ran in the direction of Jalisco's Restaurant in the 500 block of West Rancier Avenue.

The neighbor later told police the burglar was wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket with two white stripes on the sleeves and a light-colored shirt, the affidavit states. Cosme-Gonzalez was found wearing similar clothing at the restaurant.

Cosme-Gonzalez was charged with burglary of a building. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Cosme-Gonzalez Tuesday, setting his bail at $50,000.

Jail records indicated Cosme-Gonzalez may be homeless. He remained in Bell County Jail Tuesday night.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553.

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