Houston man wanted for allegedly stealing plumbing equipment from Spring homes

Photo by Jose R. GonzalezJose R. Gonzalez,

May 18, 2021 Updated: May 18, 2021 3:23 pm

Alexander Long, 31, of Houston is wanted for theft from Montgomery County.

Courtesy of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

The Montgomery County sheriff’s office has identified the man the agency says stole backflow preventer from homes in early May.

The 31-year-old Alexander Long from Houston is wanted for theft, according to the sheriff’s office.

On May 5, it was reported that an unidentified man wearing an orange safety vest and driving a blue Nissan Altima stole backflow preventer from several houses in the Legends Ranch in the spring, according to the sheriff’s office.

Patrol MPs collected evidence, including video surveillance, from the victims. The sheriff’s detectives traced the evidence to a Houston address where the Altima was found. Evidence from the car led to Long being identified as the suspected culprit, according to the sheriff’s office.

An arrest warrant for Long has been issued, the sheriff’s office found.

Anyone with information on Long’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the sheriff’s office at 936-760-5800 or Multi-County Crime Stoppers 1-800-392-STOP (7867) at 21A135399.

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Jose R. Gonzalez reports on crime, courts and public safety in Montgomery County north of Houston. He has written exclusively on a range of topics, including the arrest and death of a murder suspect in a cold case, trials that resulted in life sentences, the murals of an inmate in the county jail, and COVID-19 concerns including those incarcerated there are. Jose came to the Houston Chronicle subway counter in late 2017. He worked on breaking news and general assignments before landing on the Chronicle’s business desk.

He reported on the US Congress on two editorial internships in Washington, DC, including RealClearPolitics. In between he worked as a freelancer for Chronik. He is a graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos.

Jose was born and raised primarily in Pasadena, Texas. As a child, he moved a lot with his family. He lived in all four contiguous time zones.

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