AUSTIN, Texas - Five suspects have been connected to a crime spree after the stolen short bus they were occupying was pulled over by police.
On January 2, 2020, police responded to a suspicious vehicle call at 8208 Avocet Drive in Austin. The call mentioned that multiple subjects inside of a "white short school bus" were breaking into vehicles in the area.
Officers trailed the bus and, after running the Texas license plates, identified that the bus was reported stolen the previous day. The officer continued to follow the bus until multiple units were available to assist with a felony traffic stop.
According to court documents, once the traffic stop was initiated, two subjects fled the bus and ran into a nearby apartment complex. Three subjects remained on the bus and were identified as Kameron Dominguez, Benjamin Domingues, and a 15-year-old juvenile.
According to court documents, the two subjects that fled eventually ran into an apartment in which they lived. They were later arrested and identified as Joshua Thomas Meeks and Robert Bueno.
Testimony from the suspects and evidence found in the bus linked the group to approximately 20 different burglaries or thefts of vehicles and residences in several neighborhoods around West Slaughter Lane and Manchaca Road.
According to court documents, the suspects were charged with Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity, a 1st-degree felony. Both Meeks and Bueno were also charged with Evading police.
It is unsure whether the minor was charged at this time.