Ben Russell, NBC 5 News
Former West paramedic Bryce Reed walked out of the McLennan County jail Thursday after his attorney fought to have him released to his parents' custody on $25,000 bond until his trial in September.
Irving police are warning residents about a prowler who breaks into apartments while residents are sleeping.
Police have notified all of the apartment complexes in the area of Belt Line Road between Northgate Drive and Walnut Hill Lane about a series of break-ins and attempted break-ins. Investigators believe one man is responsible for the incidents.
In each incident, the resident was surprised by a man in the apartment or trying to get into the apartment late at night or early in the morning. The man got into at least three apartments through unlocked doors or windows, investigators say.
"On two occasions, he was able to make entry, and a brief struggle did ensue, but he fled very quickly," police spokesman John Argumaniz said. "On the third instance where he made entry, a resident woke up, saw him and woke up other residents, and he fled, so we don't know how long he was inside."
Residents in the area said they are surprised by the break-ins.
"In the apartment complex itself, I have always felt very safe," Tiffany Niebuhr said.
"I'm shocked," Jose Ramos said. "Nothing really ever happens around here, like never."
Police are reminding people to lock their doors and windows.