Rodriguez, 20, could have probation revoked

Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal

A man allegedly linked to a rash of vandalism on the west side of Alice was arrested recently and faces 11 counts of motion to revoke his probation, sheriff officials said.

Since March 2006, sheriff's department officials have been investigating crimes of broken windows in vehicles and homes located on Garza, Morgan, Rosario, Christina and Range streets, as well as McMasters Road.

Sheriff officials arrested Jose Guadalupe Rodriguez, 20, on Friday after their investigation led them to him.

"He seemed to have gone on a rampage," said Sgt. Odell Mendoza. "They linked him to all of those (damages)."

According the report, Rodriguez, possibly with other individuals, broke windows in homes and cars in the Rancho Alegre area. The 10-month long investigation resulted in Rodriguez's arrest, officials said.

Sheriff's official said they found Rodriguez hiding underneath a small vanity.

"We found him in a little vanity, hiding in there," said Lt. Joe Martinez. "He was being combative, so we had to taser him."

Rodriguez is facing 11 counts of motion to revoke with no bond set and a disorderly conduct with a $500 bond, jail officials said.

On March 27, criminal mischief was reported in the 1700 block of Garza Street where an individual reported that windows of his 1992 Ford Ranger were broken, including one front window and two rear windows, the report said. The estimated damage to the vehicle was $300.

The sheriff's report said several individuals "had gotten bored" and decided to vandalize homes and vehicles. After walking through the neighborhood damaging property, they saw a deputy unit and hid under a trailer house in the 700 block of Lara Street. After the vehicle passed, the individuals returned to their homes, the report stated.

Sheriff's officials said Rodriguez already had a warrant for his arrest because of several motions to revoke his probation.

"We are going to crack down on individuals with felonies," Martinez said. "We are going to go out there and find them."