AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - An area woman has been arrested on burglary and drug possession charges after officers reportedly witnessed her near a parked vehicle that was later vandalized in a church day care parking lot.
The Amarillo Police Department identified Jessica Hunkapillar, 28, as the suspect in a Monday morning car burglary attempt. Officers with the APD's ProActive Criminal Enforcement unit saw Hunkapillar looking into parked cars at a day care located in the 4300 block of Interstate 40 and say she quickly left the scene once a car alarm had been activated.
Authorities followed her to a nearby business and attempted to pull her over on the burglary charge but she refused to stop, according to APD. Officers followed her to an apartment complex located in the 1600 block of South Tyler Street and arrested her after finding methamphetamine in her possession.
She was booked into the Potter County jail on the drug possession and burglary charges, as well as evasion in a motor vehicle and an outstanding parole revocation warrant.
Sergeant Brent Barbee said the holiday season brings a spike in auto thefts and advises residents to be proactive about locking their vehicles and removing valuable items from their cars.