Repeat Felon Arrested

"Prolific burglar" off the streets

A man dubbed the "prolific burglar" by the Dallas Police Department is off the streets.

Charlie Perez, 27, was arrested during a traffic stop Sunday and charged with evading arrest for running from police last month.

Investigators said Perez allegedly hit up parking lots all over Dallas, especially along the Stemmons corridor.

Police said Perez has been breaking into and stealing cars since at least 2004.

Perez has been arrested at least 15 times on nearly 50 offenses, most all are related to car theft and burglary.  He was convicted of five felonies, including possession of heroin, car theft and car burglary.

"These people like Charlie have other problems like, addiction problems, that fuels their passion to commit other offenses, and if that's not under control then we're going to still deal with him for years to come," said Deputy Chief Malik Aziz.

Perez was released from prison in May of last year after serving a 15-month sentence.

NBCDFW's Kim Fischer contributed to this report.

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