Burglary Suspects Arrested After Manhunt in Arlington

Police initially concerned men could have stolen guns

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012  |  Updated 12:23 AM CDT
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Arlington police have arrested two men suspected of breaking into a home.

Kevin Cokely, NBC 5 News

Arlington police have arrested two men suspected of breaking into a home.

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Two men suspected of burglary were arrested in central Arlington on Tuesday after an intense manhunt that lasted more than three hours.

Arlington police said at least two men were spotted breaking into a home in the 1900 block of Cheryl Lane.

Police arrested Christopher Nathan Montenegro, 25, and Erik Carranza-Martinez, also 25. Officers found one suspect hiding in a shed and found the other in the 1500 block of Bluebonnet.

Officers shut down nearby streets, and a nearby school was locked down for a short time. Investigators said officers were concerned the men may have stolen several weapons.

"When the officers made entry into the house, they noticed there were several gun cabinets that were potentially opened," Sgt. Christopher Cook said.

Police waited for the man who lives at the burglarized home to return. He told police nothing was taken and that all of his guns were safely locked away.

Longtime residents said their once-quiet neighborhood is becoming more dangerous.

"We've had a lot of problems [in] I'd say the last three, four months with break-ins and stuff like that," Mark Cotelleso said.

"More houses are going rental, and they're getting broke into left and right. That's what I hate," Eddie Creamier said.

NBC 5's Kevin Cokely contributed to this report.

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