Fuel Thief Gets Caught
A San Angelo man has been charged with Theft of Property after stealing approximately $1,400.00 in diesel fuel from a convenience store in Ballinger, Texas, yesterday.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Ballinger Police Department notified surrounding law enforcement agencies about a theft of diesel fuel that occurred at the Stripes Convenience Store in Ballinger shortly after 4:30 p.m. Information was learned that the suspect, later identified as Alvie Paul Sisk, Jr. (DOB 04-28-77) of San Angelo, fled the theft driving a Silver Dodge Ram Pickup Truck. The stolen fuel was reportedly in a large plastic container located in the bed of the truck.
After receiving information about the suspect and vehicle description, San Angelo Police Patrol Officers began searching areas of San Angelo Sisk was believed to have ties to. Approximately one hour later, San Angelo Police Patrol Officer R. Francis spotted the suspected truck traveling in a residential neighborhood in east San Angelo. When Officer Francis passed the truck, he recognized Sisk to be the driver.
Officer Francis initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle, which came to rest in the 1400 block of Culberson St.
The driver was confirmed to be Sisk. A plastic container, containing approximately 175 gallons of diesel fuel, was located in the bed of the truck.
During the detention, officers were informed that Ballinger Police obtained an Arrest Warrant for Sisk for Theft of Property<$1,500 Two or More Previous Convictions. Police took Sisk into custody and transported him to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. Sisk’s truck was towed from the scene due to the large amount of diesel fuel located inside the container.
This is an ongoing investigation. Ballinger Police Department, Runnels County Sheriff, Tom Green County Sheriff, Texas DPS, Texas Comptroller, and the San Angelo Police Department’s Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions and Narcotics and Special Operations Sections assisted with this investigation.
Additional charges are pending from the State Comptroller Office.