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Update: Police Identify Teenaged Car Burglar Caught in Wylie High School Parking Lot

The Abilene Police Department has released the name of the teenaged suspect caught Friday morning in connection with several car burglaries at Wylie High School.
05/02/14 Update

The Abilene Police Department has released the name of the teenaged suspect caught Friday morning in connection with several car burglaries at Wylie High School.

The suspect has been identified as 17-year-old Brayton Z. Dorko,

Below is the complete release sent out by the Abilene Police Department detailing his arrest:

A recent trend of motor vehicle burglaries that began occurring on or about April 28, 2014 at the Wylie High School campus, 4500 block of Antilley Road, resulted in the development of an action plan devised by the Departments’ Youth Division on Thursday afternoon, May 1, 2014.


Detectives and officers with the Youth and Patrol Divisions carried out the plan this morning (May 2, 2014). A male suspect was detected on the campus parking lot as he examined a multitude of cars. The suspect was observed entering two cars that were unlocked. A coordinated effort to arrest the suspect was put into play. The School Resource Officer (SRO) approached the suspect while he was burglarizing a vehicle. The officer commanded the suspect to exit the vehicle and began to physically arrest the suspect. The suspect resisted the arrest and then fled on-foot, ignoring verbal commands to stop fleeing as the SRO began chasing after the suspect. The suspect was arrested shortly thereafter in a field near the 6600 block of Buffalo Gap road.


The suspect was taken to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning where detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division assisted in the investigation. Though on-going, the investigation revealed that the suspect, Brayton Z. Dorko, 17, had burglarized two vehicles at the school Friday morning moments before being arrested. The investigation further revealed that Dorko was complicit in the burglary of other motor vehicles. Stolen property from a total of six victims has been recovered. The investigation also revealed one commonality; the vehicles were unsecure.


Dorko was arrested for the following misdemeanor offenses: Burglary of Motor Vehicle (2 counts); Resisting Arrest and Evading Arrest. Bond was set at $5,000.


The Abilene Police Department takes this opportunity to yet again remind our entire community that they are the first line of defense in preventing crime. Please heed the



Original Story


A teenaged car burglar was arrested Friday morning near Wylie High School.

Police say the 17-year-old male was trying to get into the cars in the parking lot at the school a little after 8:30, right after students arrived for the day's classes.

One officer saw the suspect get into a car and immediately rushed to the parking lot and approached the suspect.

The suspect then jumped out and ran.

Police chased the suspect across Antilley to a field near Buffalo Gap road.

Other officers converged and captured the teenaged suspect there.

Police were looking at several cars in the Wylie High School parking lot that he may have entered before he was seen and captured.

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