LPD seizes 16 guns and drugs from stash house - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

4/22/10

LPD seizes 16 guns and drugs from 'stash house,' suspect on the run

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) –The search for 21-year-old Daniel Reyna led police to a small arsenal of stolen items including guns, drugs and U.S. Border Patrol gear. Reyna is a suspect in several armed home invasions and vehicle burglaries across the city of Lubbock.

LPD discovered what they are calling a stash house, inside they recovered 16 stolen guns including assault rifles. The SWAT team and detectives set up surveillance and went inside an east Lubbock house in the 300 block of 38th Street and came out with a large haul of confirmed stolen items including guns, GPS units, cell phones and televisions.

But a more shocking discovery for authorities - stolen authentic U.S. Border Patrol gear traced back to a theft from an agent in San Angelo. "A bullet proof vest in the hands of criminals raises big concern for us and home owners," said Captain Greg Stevens with the Lubbock Police Department. "Some of the rifles, handguns and along with the stolen Border Patrol equipment could give the impression of law enforcement and that raises serious concern."

So far investigators linked 11 vehicle burglaries to the recovered property. Reyna does not live at the house police entered Thursday afternoon but his brother Josue Josh Reyna does. He and 19-year-old Melissa Barron were arrested and face drug possession charges. The two had outstanding warrants according to police. "Getting these 16 guns back means we take those guns out of the hands of criminals," said Cpt. Stevens about the significance of the bust.

There is an active warrant out for Reyna's arrest for an armed robbery back in March. The entire break in was caught on the homeowner's surveillance system. "This is certainly a violent individual who poses a great threat to the public," added Cpt. Stevens.

Crime Line tips pointed police to the East Lubbock house and they need more information. If you know anything you are urged to call Crime Line at (806) 741-1000. Police believe Reyna is still in the area.

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