SAN ANGELO, Texas — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division have obtained an arrest warrant for Joshua Thomas Bonner, 33, of San Angelo, in connection to the early morning burglary of a residence in the 2700 block of Tech Avenue on Feb. 14, 2019. 

Bonner is alleged to have used force to enter the back door of the occupied residence. The resident escaped without being harmed and sought help from a neighbor. Bonner reportedly stole a purse. 

In the hours following the burglary, investigators obtained surveillance video of a masked-suspect who was driving a black Nissan Titan pickup truck. Through follow-up investigation, Bonner was developed as a person of interest. 

That same day, SAPD officials released portions of the surveillance video to the public in hopes of soliciting tips. Although Bonner was already a person of interest, the department received an anonymous Nixle tip naming Bonner as the masked suspect.  

In an unrelated incident on Feb. 20, 2019, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on the black 2010 Nissan Titan. The driver, Bonner, was subsequently arrested for manufacture delivery of controlled substance and unlawful possession of firearm by felon. Bonner was later released after posting surety bond.

After learning Bonner had certain items relating to the San Angelo burglary inside the truck, SAPD Det. James Russell applied for a search warrant. Upon completion of the search, investigators seized several items that link Bonner to the burglary.

Bonner has an active arrest warrant for burglary of habitation.

Anyone with information about Bonner’s whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement. To remain anonymous, tip online at http://bit.ly/SAPDTips247 or by text: text TIP SAPD to 888777 and follow the prompts.