Suspect arrested after allegedly entering and burglarizing Texas State dorms

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — A man was arrested Friday after allegedly entering a Texas State University hall and stealing things from unlocked dorm rooms, according to a release from the Texas State University police.

According to university police, the suspect identified as 29-year-old Jose Chavez, entered San Jacinto Hall early in the morning and was able to enter several unlocked rooms. Police say female students were asleep in the rooms when he entered. Multiple victims called university police about Chavez and officers were quickly sent to the hall.

Police say Chavez took several things from the dorms but was apprehended as he was leaving the building. The suspect is not a Texas State student and is still in custody. His name has not been released.

During an interrogation with police, Chavez admitted to a previous incident that happened at an apartment complex on Sunday. The victim of that incident told officers she woke up to a stranger in her bed grabbing her breast.

Chavez also admitted to a burglary at the Edge Apartments that also took place on Sunday.

Chavez is charged with burglary of a habitation and intent to commit a sexual offense. He is currently at the Hays County Jail and his bond is set at $150,000.

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