Man crashes into Parkdale Mall, steals jewelry


The 40-year-old suspect was eventually located lying on the ground of a Taco Bell parking lot just outside the mall.

  • Garrick White, 40, of Beaumont.
    Garrick White, 40, of Beaumont.

Just before 8 p.m. July 4, Beaumont Police responded to Parkdale Mall in reference to a vehicle driving through the mall entrance, according to a news release.

Officers discovered the glass doors to the main entrance were shattered and badly damaged, before they entered the mall and located a burgundy Chevy Impala abandoned inside. Officers were able to get a description of the actor through surveillance video. Officers also discovered that the suspect had burglarized the American Jewelers kiosk and left on foot.  

While on scene, responding officers located the suspect lying in the parking lot south of Taco Bell. The suspect was placed under arrest and identified as Garrick White, 40, of Beaumont. White was wearing jewelry he had stolen from American Jewelers, according to the releae. White was transported to the Jefferson County Jail and booked in for criminal mischief and burglary.

The damage inside the mall was estimated at around $30,000.