Marijuana at jail facility
Officer Julian Barrera arrested Secundino Ovalle Jr. Tuesday morning for public intoxication and possession of marijuana on the 1200 block of Lawrence Street. Officers made contact with Ovalle who had a strong odor of alcohol, slurred speech and appeared lost, report stated. He was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the Jim Wells County jail. While at the jail, correctional officers found a plastic sandwich bag with marijuana in his shorts pocket.
Theft lands two in jail
Two individuals were arrested Monday night after officers responded to a theft on the 2700 block of East Main.
A woman allegedly took several items and left a business in a black Dodge Avenger, police report stated. The vehicle was stopped at the 1600 block of Sain Drive and officers made contact with the driver, Francisco Padilla, who had a warrant. The woman was identified as Rosalinda Dominguez and she stated she had picked up a prescription. The officer observed a bag on the passenger floor board, which contained the stolen items. Consent was obtained and a search of the vehicle uncovered a small bag of marijuana in the driver side door.
Padilla was charged with possession of marijuana along with her warrant. Dominguez was charged with theft over $50. Both individuals were transported to jail.
Officer Valentin Montemayor conducted a traffic stop Monday on the 100 block of South Stadium for speeding when he arrested a man for possession of marijuana and a warrant. Adrain Guerra was speeding when the officer conducted a traffic stop. The officer was notified of the warrant. Garcia gave Montemayor consent to search the vehicle. During the search, the officer located a small clear bag with marijuana in the glove box, report stated. He was transported to the JWC jail.
Disoriented man arrested
A man was arrested Sunday night for possession of a controlled substance after reports of a man dressed in black and disoriented. Officer Valentin Montemayor was dispatched to the 1100 block of East Main Street. The officer noticed a man, later identified as Bobby Foster sitting on the sidewalk with his head down. According to the report, Foster had a small blunt of synthetic marijuana. He was transported to the JWC jail.
Alice police officers responded to a disturbance call on the 1000 block of Gibson. Sgt. Mario Hinojosa made contact with a woman who stated someone was destroying her property. The officer was led to the back of the residence where he saw a man, later identified as Jesus Fernando Ochoa with a bat.
Ochoa was walking towards the officer and dropped the bat when instructed. Ochoa was ordered to turn around but he refused. The report stated the man was angry and agitated with both fists clenched. The officer removed his taser from the holster giving him instructions to turn around. Again Ochoa refused to obey the officer's commands. Hinojosa deployed the taser striking Ochoa in the chest. According to the report, Ochoa grabbed the prongs and pulled them off; the taser did not faze him. He was then struck on his lower left leg with the officer's baton. An assisting officer deployed his taser on the suspect for officers to place him on the ground. While on the ground, Ochoa continued to resist officers, but officers were able to secure him with handcuffs.
According to the report, the reporting party stated Ochoa and several other individuals were drinking when he started to get mad. Ochoa started to destroy two vehicles on his property. He was charged with assault by threat intimidation and resisting arrest. He was transported to the JWC jail.
Punched in face
Arturo Ruiz was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence Sunday afternoon on the 200 block of Kosar. Officer Cyrildo Garcia was dispatched to the area for an assault in progress. Garcia made contact with the victim who stated Ruiz punched her in the face and kicked her while she was on the ground. According to the victim, Ruiz had pulled out wire cutters and told her he was going to kill her. Ruiz was transported to the JWC jail.
Cell phone sexting
Officer Benjamin Belmares was dispatched to the 1000 block of Oleander to investigate an improper photography case involving a 13-year-old girl.
According to the report, the mother discovered two naked photos on her daughter's cell phone. The mother confronted her daughter about the situation. The mother also confronted the sender, a 19-year-old man who happened to be at her residence. According to the report, the suspect told the mother he was not in his right state of mine.
According to the report, the girl stated the two had kissed several times but there was no sexual contact. No one was arrested. The case is under investigation.
Synthetic tossed in trash
Officer Juan Reyes was dispatched Friday night to the area of Alto and Reynolds Street for a fight in progress. He noticed a group of people by the gazebo. Angel Infante Sr. was seen fiddling with something on his hands. Anthony Chapa standing next to Infante, report stated. The individuals noticed the officer and Infante quickly turned around and threw an object in a trash can and walked away, report stated. Chapa grabbed a white plastic bag from the floor and began walking away. He was rubbing his waist band as if he was trying to conceal something, report stated.
Reyes patted down the two individuals. Officers searched the trash can and pulled out an orange plastic bag which contained synthetic marijuana, a pack of cigarillo and a dollar bill wrapped in a white plastic bag. According to the report, the dollar bill contained synthetic marijuana. Infante and Chapa were charged with possession of a controlled substance and transported to the JWC jail.
Man accused of hitting child
Noe Gonzales III was arrested Friday afternoon for injury to a child and assault causing bodily injury family violence on the 100 block of Olmito Street.
The reporting party stated the suspect hit the child with the back of his hand, report stated. Officers made contact with Gonzales who stated there was a verbal disagreement.
Officers talked with the 6-year-old child who had redness and slight swelling to her left cheek area. Gonzales towered over the crying child and asked her if he had hit her, according to police officials. The child began to cry.
Officers made contact with an adult victim who was also assaulted during a heated argument.
He was transported to the JWC jail.