Austin police officer arrested for breaking into his ex's apartment: affidavit

An Austin police officer was arrested for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment, an arrest affidavit states.

According to the affidavit, Officer Juan Asencio is charged with criminal trespass habitation, a Class A misdemeanor. 

Asencio was an APD officer at the time of the incident. According to police, he resigned on April 1.

The Travis County Sheriff's Office said last month, neighbors saw Asencio in the window of his ex's apartment while she was gone. Security video placed Asencio, and his unmarked police vehicle, at her apartment complex. Austin police also provided vehicle data to detectives confirming that.

Austin police officer Juan Asencio


Asencio was attempting to contact his ex, but she blocked his number. 

The victim told detectives, two months prior, she found an Apple Air Tag under the carpet of her car that belonged to Asencio.

The Austin Police Department released a statement on the incident:

"The Austin Police Department is aware of an incident involving former APD Officer Juan Asencio that occurred on or about March 13, 2024. The Department is cooperating with the investigating agency, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office. Per standard protocol, upon receiving notice, the Department immediately placed Officer Asencio on restricted duty and initiated an administrative investigation into this incident. Former Officer Asensio has since resigned from the Austin Police Department, effective April 1, 2024. No further information will be released at this time to protect the ongoing investigation."