On August 26, 2018 at approximately 4:40 p.m., Officer Ben Belmares was dispatched to the Soap Suds Laundry located at 603 S. Johnson St., in reference to a possible theft.

Upon his arrival, he made contact with Jessie Celaya, who advised at approximately 4:30 p.m., he was at the convenience store next to the laundry mart and purchased an item. He stepped out and returned to the laundry mart and realized he left his call phone on the cash counter top. He returned to the store and found it was gone, that is when he contacted the police.

Officer advised that it was not a theft due to him leaving the item at the store, but that a report was generated.

Source: Alice Police Department.