The Red Oak Police Department announced the arrest of two people Monday on multiple burglary of a motor vehicle charges.

According to a department-issued press release, a Red Oak sergeant was on routine patrol in the 100 block of Paradise Way at about 3:54 a.m. Monday, July 15, when he located a white male subject rummaging through a vehicle parked in front of a residence with another vehicle parked nearby containing a female passenger.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the male subject, with the assistance of the female subject, had burglarized multiple unlocked vehicles throughout the city of Red Oak, according to the release.

The male and female subject were taken into custody for multiple counts of burglary of a vehicle based on the investigation. Each subject was booked and secured without incident, according to the release, which identified the two people and their charges as:

• Matthew Wade Bass, 29, of Haltom City, who was pending arraignment on three charges of burglary of a vehicle

• Brianna Marie Bass, 23, of Haltom City, who was pending arraignment on four charges of burglary of a vehicle

Based on the physical evidence recovered from the suspect’s vehicle, it appears that multiple burglaries of unlocked vehicles were committed by the subjects in the cities of Red Oak, Ovilla and Glenn Heights and potentially several other North Texas cities, the release reads, adding that anyone who was the victim of a burglary of a vehicle that occurred from 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, through 3:54 a.m. Monday, July 15, should contact his or her local police department to report the burglary and have the respective law enforcement agency contact the Red Oak Police Department to attempt to identify any recovered property.

The Red Oak Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is continuing its investigation. Anyone with information or evidence that can assist with the investigation is asked to contact CID Sgt. G. Dollar at 469-218-7710 or email

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