Two nabbed for theft of vehicle from center


Bay City Police arrested two teenagers who attempted to escape from the Gulf Winds Residential Treatment Center after allegedly stealing a vehicle from the center.

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Bay City Police were dispatched to Gulf Winds Residential Treatment Center, located at 2904 First Street in reference to a stolen vehicle. When Bay City Police Officer James Philp arrived at the scene, he was informed a gray GMC Envoy was missing from the center.

The vehicle was allegedly taken by two residents who ran away from the facility but the caller was not sure the name of the runaways.  

While en route to the call, Philp noticed a vehicle matching that description at McDonalds. He stopped to run the license plate when two subjects walked out of the restaurant and approached the vehicle. 

Philp made contact with both subjects and identified them as Tristan W. Rutland, 17, and Johnson T. Hoang, 17.  While doing so, dispatch advised the vehicle was registered to Gulf Winds.

Both subjects were detained, and Gulf Winds was contacted. A representative of the facility made location to pick up the vehicle and advised Gulf Winds would file charges on the subjects. 

They were placed under arrest and transported to the Matagorda County Jail without incident. Both were booked in for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

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