ABILENE, Texas -

A 17-year-old man has been arrested for two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle after police caught him allegedly stealing from vehicles at Wylie High School.

Brayton Zane Dorko, who is listed as residing on a county road in Tuscola, was also arrested Friday for resisting arrest and evading arrest.

His bond was set at $5,000.

Below is the Abilene Police Department news release in its entirety:


ABILENE, TX – A recent trend of motor vehicle burglaries that began occurring on or about April 28, 2014 at the Wylie High School campus, 4500 block of Antilley Road, resulted in the development of an action plan devised by the Departments’ Youth Division on Thursday afternoon, May 1, 2014.

Detectives and officers with the Youth and Patrol Divisions carried out the plan this morning (May 2, 2014). A male suspect was detected on the campus parking lot as he examined a multitude of cars. The suspect was observed entering two cars that were unlocked. A coordinated effort to arrest the suspect was put into play. The School Resource Officer (SRO) approached the suspect while he was burglarizing a vehicle. The officer commanded the suspect to exit the vehicle and began to physically arrest the suspect. The suspect resisted the arrest and then fled on-foot, ignoring verbal commands to stop fleeing as the SRO began chasing after the suspect. The suspect was arrested shortly thereafter in a field near the 6600 block of Buffalo Gap road.

The suspect was taken to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning where detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division assisted in the investigation. Though on-going, the investigation revealed that the suspect, Brayton Z. Dorko (DOB: 06/08/96), had burglarized two vehicles at the school this morning moments before being arrested. The investigation further revealed that Dorko was complicit in the burglary of other motor vehicles. Stolen property from a total of six victims has been recovered. The investigation also revealed one commonality; the vehicles were unsecure.

Dorko was arrested for the following misdemeanor offenses: Burglary of Motor Vehicle (2 counts); Resisting Arrest and Evading Arrest. Bond was set at $5,000.

The Abilene Police Department takes this opportunity to yet again remind our entire community that they are the first line of defense in preventing crime. Please heed the norms that help prevent this type of crime: Remove valuables from your car, Lock your cars, and Take your keys.