Bay City Police working on pair of criminal cases


Bay City Police Department detectives are working on a case where a red Hyundai was stolen from the 1800 block of Marguerite.  Police believe also stolen were several firearms.  

On Tuesday, Nov. 20, Bay City Police Officer Kim Kunz was dispatched to meet with a complainant in reference to a stolen vehicle.

Kunz contacted the victim who stated her vehicle had been stolen sometime after midnight.  The victim received information her vehicle was in the 2900 block of Avenue F, so she went there and located it.  

After locating her vehicle, the victim checked the trunk and found that several firearms had been stolen.  

The victim was planning a hunting trip and had placed the firearms in the trunk.  There were four firearms and an assortment of ammunition taken from the vehicle.  

Detectives are actively working this case and may have a possible suspect.  Anyone with information is asked to call 979-245-8500 and speak with Detective Juan Delgado.

Detectives investigating robbery at Stripes

On Tuesday, Nov. 20,  just before 7 p.m., Bay City Police Officer Aubrey Navarro was dispatched to 5620 7th Street, Stripes, in reference to a robbery.  Prior to arrival at the store officers checked the area for three suspects.  

Navarro contacted the manager at Stripes who allowed her to view the video of the robbery. The video showed two suspects enter the store and one of them pointed what appeared to be a pistol at the clerk and demanded money. The suspect approached the second clerk and demanded money from that register. 

The suspects exited the store and met with the third suspect who may have been the “look-out” outside the store. All three suspects fled the scene on foot. No one was injured during the robbery.  

Later in the evening, just before 10 p.m., Navarro was dispatched to Gulf Winds Residential Treatment Center in reference to a runaway who had returned to the facility.  Upon arrival, Navarro noticed that the runaway was wearing the same clothing as one of the suspects in the Stripes robbery.  He was transported to the police department to meet with detectives.  

Later, the suspect identified as Matthew W. Bazar, 17, Bay City, was transported to the Matagorda County Jail.  There he was booked in for aggravated robbery.  Detectives are still working to identify/locate the other two suspects involved in the robbery.

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