Two adult men were apprehended overnight Saturday, after a citizen reported that they were actively breaking into a restaurant.
On Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 around 12:13 a.m., officers were summoned to Don Pancho Mexican Restaurant, at 300 Pleasant Grove Road, in regards to an active burglary. An arriving officer witnessed the suspects fleeing the scene in a stolen Ford F250 pickup, and the suspects failed to stop for the officer.
Officers chased the suspects to Interstate 40 West, where the pursuit ended at the Nolensville Road and Thompson Lane intersection in Nashville. While entering the intersection, the suspects struck a minivan that was occupied by an adult male and female. Following the crash, both suspects were apprehended without further incident. An officer received a minor injury during the apprehension, but it was not related to an assault.
Mt. Juliet officers were assisted by Wilson County Sheriff’s Deputies in the apprehension, and the Metro-Nashville Police Department investigated the crash.
Further investigation revealed that the driver, identified as 31-year-old Jimmy Galindo of Nashville, was a wanted felon for more than 19 charges across Davidson, Williamson, Sumner and Dickson counties. He also has a revoked driver’s license and lengthy criminal history related to assault, illegal drugs, burglary and theft.
The passenger, 31-year-old Donnie Meadows of Nashville, also has a revoked driver’s license and a lengthy criminal history related to assault, illegal drugs, burglary and theft.
Detectives have been actively investigating two recent Mexican restaurant burglaries in Mt. Juliet, and it is possible that Galindo and Meadows are suspects in multiple Mexican restaurant burglaries in Mt. Juliet and across Middle Tennessee. Both were arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail on the following:
Galindo: Conspiracy to Commit Burglary; Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary; Unlawful Possession of Burglary Tools; Theft of a Motor Vehicle; Felony Evading; Misdemeanor Evading; Reckless Endangerment; Reckless Driving; Resisting Stop/Halt/Frisk; Felony Vandalism; Driving on Revoked License 3rd; $65,000 Bond.
Meadows: Conspiracy to Commit Burglary; Criminal Attempt to Commit Burglary; Unlawful Possession of Burglary Tools; Felony Vandalism; Resisting Stop/Halt/Frisk; Misdemeanor Evading; Unlawful Possession of Schedule I Drug (Heroin); $28,000 Bond.
The investigation is on-going, and many additional charges are forthcoming.