Odessa Police arrest two in connection to a burglary

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ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – Odessa Police have arrested two men in connection to a burglary on Monday night.

According to OPD, Conrad Cortez and Ernesto Ortiz Jr are charged with burglary of a habitation. Ortiz was additionally charged with evading arrest and manufacture of delivery of a controlled substance. Ortiz was found with 45 hydrocodone pills that were individually packaged.

Monday around 10 PM, OPD officers were called to the 1200 block of North Lincoln to check on a building. According to police, they received a call about lights being on in the home and there wasn’t supposed to be anyone inside. When police arrived they found Cortez and Oritz rummaging through the kitchen. Both men ran as soon as they saw the officers.

Both men were charged and arrested accordingly.

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