Two Arrested in Grapevine Car Burglaries

Pair may be part of Felony Lane Gang

By Julie Fine
|  Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013  |  Updated 11:02 PM CDT
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Grapevine police arrested Marketta Walker (left) and Melvin Ferrell (right) and charged them in five car burglaries. Police say they may be part of the

Julie Fine, NBC 5 News

Grapevine police arrested Marketta Walker (left) and Melvin Ferrell (right) and charged them in five car burglaries. Police say they may be part of the "Felony Lane Gang."

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Two people suspected in a string of car burglaries across the Metroplex have been arrested, but police say while two people are in jail the crimes haven't stopped.

Marketta Walker and Melvin Ferrell have been arrested and charged with five car burglaries.

Grapevine police say they arrested Walker and Ferrell after seeing them in action at Heritage Park.

Police say they may be part of the "Felony Lane Gang," an organized burglary ring that targets unlocked cars at public places. They've targeted cars in Grapevine, Lewisville, Coppell, Colleyville, Frisco, Plano, McKinney and Kaufman County.

"They are hitting what we call short terms spots. Day care centers. Supermarkets, “ said Lt. Barry Bowling of the Grapevine Police Department.

Meanwhile Grapevine police say while Walker and Ferrell were arrested June 11, there were two more car burglaries Tuesday night fitting the same m.o. One was at a Chuck E. Cheese, the other at nearby Cozymel's.

Police say Walker and Ferrell were driving a rental car rented in somebody else's name. Now they're being questioned by the FBI.

Two weeks ago, Plano police said they had arrested three men suspected of being in the "Felony Lane Gang."

More Coverage:
Suspected Felony Lane Gang Members Caught in Plano
Police Warn of Organized Car Burglars
Day Care Purse Thieves Rake in $100,000
Theft Ring Targets Mothers at Day Cares

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