Mesquite Police Arrest Man Who Burglarized, Vandalized High School

Kristin Weisell
July 12, 2018 - 11:08 am
North Mesquite High School

Mesquite Police


MESQUITE (KRLD) - Police arrested Joseph Morris along South Parkway close to Highway 635 and Highway 80. 

Just after 6:00 last night, officers were called by someone who spotted Morris, and connected him to the vandalism at North Mesquite High School. 

Police say Morris broke in there on Monday, spending hours gathering up things he intended to steal. However, he left everything behind when he accidentally tripped an alarm and had to run. 

Morris is from Odessa but had been staying in Mesquite for the past week. 

He's charged with evading arrest, burglary of a building, burglary of a coin-operated machine, and criminal mischief.