By CHRISTIN COYNE
ALEDO – Tips from people who believed they recognized a suspect’s photo in the news Tuesday led to the arrest Wednesday of a woman accused of stealing Christmas decorations in the Aledo area.
After receiving five reports of stolen Christmas decorations in the Aledo area during the past couple weeks, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office released images from a security camera that showed a woman stealing a wreath and Christmas lights from a residence in the 200 block of Mockingbird Lane during the early morning hours of Dec. 7.
After the pictures ran in various media outlets, the sheriff’s office received calls Tuesday night and Wednesday leading them to the woman they have linked to two of the thefts, according to CID Lt. Mark Arnett.Investigators went to talk to her around 9 a.m. at her residence in the 100 block of Rim Rock in the Aledo area, according to Arnett.
During a search of the house, they located Christmas lights and a wreath, along with a laptop that had been reported stolen out of Johnson County, though it’s not clear whether she was involved with that, Arnett said.
Dana Lanette Brock, 43, implicated herself in the theft, and investigators obtained an arrest warrant for her, according to the sheriff’s office.
Brock has been linked to two of the thefts, Arnett said, and they are still investigating any possible involvement in the others.
Investigators also spoke with a resident in the Mid-Cities who said they paid Brock to put a strand of lights on their house.
Arnett said they believe those lights were stolen from the Aledo area.
“We appreciate the public coming forward,” Arnett said. “It wouldn’t have been solved if the public had not helped.”
Brock remained in the Parker County Jail as of Wednesday evening charged with class B misdemeanor theft, more than $50, less than $500.
Arnett said he doesn’t foresee any additional charges at this point in the investigation.
In addition to at least one arrest earlier this year in Parker County, Brock has a lengthy criminal history, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Brock served a two-year prison sentence ending in 2009 for possession of methamphetamine in Dallas County.
She also spent several years in prison over the past two decades for convictions of injury to a child and credit card abuse in Tarrant County.
Arizona corrections records also indicate Brock served two years in prison in the late 1980s after being convicted of criminal trespass and solicitation of murder.