Proactive Policing Pops Pesky Perp

CASE #22-143
Retro Storage, 100 S. Arch
01/02/2022 @ Approx. 8:40 p.m.

This past Sunday, January 2, 2022, Officer Steve Torres was checking Retro Storage, a local business known to officers for a few recent burglaries. Just after 8:35 p.m., Ofc. Torres drove up on Wesley Rainosek and his black Ram truck parked outside the location. Ofc. Torres saw Rianosek removing items from the storage facility. After brief questioning, Ofc. Torres’ suspicion grew.

Ofc. Torres contacted the storage unit owner and learned that Rainosek did not have permission to be inside it or remove any from it. The lock used to secure the unit had been cut. Rainosek had bolt cutters on him along with several items belonging to the victim and several items which previously been reported stolen by the victim. As a result, Ofc. Torres arrested Rainosek for the burglary in progress. Rainosek is also believed to be connected to previous burglaries at the location.

Rainosek, a 31 YOA resident of Rockport, Texas, was charged with Burglary of a Building (felony) and Unlawful use of a Criminal Instrument (misdemeanor). During a search of Rainosek and his vehicle, he was found in possession of a firearm and methamphetamine. As a result, he was additionally charged for being a felony in possession of a firearm (felony) and possession of a controlled substance (felony).

This case is one fine example of proactive, inquisitive police work paying off. Excellent job, Ofc. Torres! – Chief Blanchard.