Video footage captured by a Trevor resident’s home security camera led to the arrest of the resident’s own son.
Brandon Allen, 20, was charged Monday with 17 criminal counts, including burglary, theft, possession of THC, criminal damage to property, possession of a firearm and multiple counts of bail jumping. Allen is alleged to have been involved with burglaries and thefts from vehicles in Trevor.
According to the criminal complaint, Allen was arrested after deputies investigating a burglary on the 10900 block of 254th Avenue in Trevor early Friday noticed an exterior security camera at a nearby home pointed directly at the front door of the home that had been burglarized.
Deputies asked the owner of the home if they could look at the video from the camera. The resident, who shared his home with his son Brandon Allen, agreed. Watching the video, Allen identified himself as a person who could be seen looking in his own father’s driveway in the video.
“On the video I observed the same subject that Brandon identified as himself kick (the neighbor’s) front door and enter (the neighbor’s) residence,” the deputy wrote.
The same person can then be seen running back to Allen’s home from the neighbor’s residence carrying a white bag in his hand.
After seeing the video, Allen denied being the person seen breaking into the house, according to the complaint.
Allen’s father gave deputies permission to search his home. According to the criminal complaint, deputies found prescription bottles with the neighbor’s name at Allen’s home, along with a credit card in her name.
The complaint states that deputies also found a handgun that had been reported stolen from a car in the same neighborhood. Allen is also suspected of taking a wallet from a car in the neighborhood and attempting to use a debit card taken in that theft.
According to the complaint, Allen was out on bond for burglary, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.
Allen is being held on a $10,000 bond.