If you used any standard lease form, most likely there is a provision that states the tenant must not violate the law or local regulations. This provision could possibly be used as the default under the lease to allow for an eviction. If not sure, go see a real estate attorney to assist you further in determining your rights.
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That's pretty bold! Stealing the landlord's equipment violates numerous provisions of the Texas Apartment Association form lease. Before you proceed with an eviction, though, make sure you have some credible evidence to present to the court. You're going to need witnesses who will be willing to testify. While I realize that most apartment managers are experienced at handling evictions for people who are behind on their rent, I would recommend that you work with an attorney on this one because it's not typical. And yes,
you can call the police.