Two arrested for narcotics

Two individuals were arrested Friday morning during a routine traffic stop on the 1100 block of Pasadena Avenue.

Officer Martin Suarez observed a 2004 gray Chevy Impala speeding. The officer activated his emergency lights. The officer made contact with the driver, Laryssa D. Chapa who appeared to be very nervous and dazed, report stated. Several open alcohol containers were in plain view by the passenger's feet. Chapa removed items from her pockets when ordered by the officer. A clear plastic bag with cocaine fell out of Chapa's left short pocket, according to Suarez's report.

The passenger, Jesus Cavazos Jr. appeared to be highly intoxicated and was asked to step out of the vehicle. A search was conducted on Cavazos and the officer found a clear bag with cocaine.

Chapa was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and a warrant out of Jim Wells County. Cavazos was charged with possession of a controlled substance. They were transported to the JWC jail.

More than $500 worth of items stolen

On Thursday night Officer Julian Cavazos was dispatched to the 2700 block of East Main for a theft call. Cavazos made contact with the loss prevention associate who stated two women, Maria Soliz and Crystal Lynn Trigo were stopped when they failed to pay for items from the business. According to the report, 58 items stolen had a total cost of $562.73. Both women were transported to the JWC jail and charged with theft over $100 under $750.

Threats against store manager

Officer Roel Escamilla was dispatched to the 1100 block of East Main Street on Thursday afternoon for a theft in progress. When the officer arrived he found two women who matched the description of the suspects in the parking lot. According to Escamilla's report, Cynthia Hidalgo walked out of the store with several items in a plastic bag and was approached by a store manager.

The manager called Hidalgo back into the store. The suspect threatened to harm the manager when she returned to the business, report stated. Hidalgo stole general items such as candy, clothes and hair products valued at $52.96. She was transported to the JWC jail and charged with robbery.

During the process of the investigation, the other woman was determined not have stolen property or made threats against the employees. She was released.