Man Arrested for Stealing Car From Premium Motors in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A 21-year-old man is behind bars, accused of breaking into Premium Motors in Odessa.

Officers responded to an alarm call at the business early Thursday morning in the 100 block of East 8th Street.

The owner of the business arrived and told police that a black 2007 Chrysler 300 was missing. Also missing were additional keys to other vehicles.

An attempt to locate was broadcast for the stolen vehicle. As the broadcast went out, officers saw the stolen vehicle traveling east bound on east 8th Street.

A traffic stop was initiated and Pedro Tavarez was detained. Subsequent investigation confirmed that the vehicle was stolen and the additional missing keys from the business were also recovered.

Tavarez was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, state jail felony. He was transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

The investigation continues.