Crime Stoppers tips lead to 3 arrests in the same number of weeks. Now police want to pay.

Updated: Jun 28


Jesus "Chuy" Romero

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Erath County Crime Stoppers is on a roll.


Thanks to a few anonymous tips, Stephenville police were able to take three suspects into custody in a little more than three weeks.

“These were wanted subjects,” Captain James Gresham said. “After receiving tips on their whereabouts, officers were able to locate and arrest all of them.”


Thirty-five-year-old Jesus “Chuy” Romero was the first of the trio to be taken into custody on June 2 after a tipster told police he was staying at a residence on Maxwell Street.


Romero was wanted for failing to appear for charges on possession and manufacturing a controlled substance.

Twenty-nine-year-old Dallas Roy Burleson, the guy accused of breaking into Stephenville Rec Hall and stealing food, drinks and a credit card, was arrested next – on June 21 - just hours after his photo appeared on Beneath the Surface News.

A tip led police to a shed on Long Street where Burleson was hiding.


Finally, in the early morning hours of June 24, police arrested 40-year-old Nickolaus Spruill at a family member’s home on Frey Street.

“Spruill has some violent tendencies and was listed as armed and dangerous so he was taken into custody in the early morning hours,” Gresham said.


Spruill was wanted in Brown County for possession and manufacturing a controlled substance.

“These are a few great examples of how Crime Stoppers works. People can leave a tip for any crime at any time,” Gresham said. “We love it when crooks go to prison and we love to pay rewards for it, so we hope these tipsters contact us so they can collect their money.”


If you have a tip for police, call 254-965-CASH.