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North Lamar DPS Office Vandalized (Updated)

Daniel Reese for KUT News

UPDATE: The Texas Department of Public safety has arrested the man responsible for breaking into a DPS license office last night.

DPS spokesman Tom Vinger says 40-year-old Kenneth James Vanlue was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and burglary of a building.

“Both charges are felonies. No evidence that sensitive information was compromised. However, there was extensive property damage inside the building," Vinger said.

The DPS says that because of the property damage the location will be closed until further notice and encourages those looking to renew their licenses to visit the mega center location in Pfugerville.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Texas Department of Public Safety has temporarily closed one of its offices after a break-in last night.

DPS said the suspect broke in and vandalized their North Lamar office, just north of Koenig Lane, which is now closed until further notice.

No more details have been made available, but more are expected soon.

DPS is telling drivers who want to renew their license to visit itsPflugerville location at 216 East Wells Branch Parkway.

Andrew Weber is a general assignment reporter for KUT, focusing on criminal justice, policing, courts and homelessness in Austin and Travis County. Got a tip? You can email him at Follow him on Twitter @England_Weber.
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