Two men were arrested on the 3000 block of Old Kingsville Road on Wednesday morning by Officer Roel Escamilla.

Escamilla observed a vehicle parked behind the business and made contact with the driver, Jeremy Frank Buentello. Buentello told the officer the truck was “driving weird” and he stopped to check the tire.

When the officer made contact with the passenger, Ramiro Valls Jr. he learned that the two men had been smoking marijuana and a roach was still in the vehicle, report stated. A search was conducted and the officer located a bag of marijuana.

The two men were transported to the Jim Wells County jail and charged with possession of marijuana.

Bicyclist found in possession of drug paraphernalia

While on patrol Interim Cpl. Juan Reyes made contact with Travis Franco who was on a bicycle traveling on the 1000 block of South Texas Boulevard.  

While Reyes made contact with Franco he noticed a syringe on the ground. Franco was patted down for officer safety. 

During the pat down the officer located a silver metal pipe in Franco's right pant pocket, a bag with white powdery substance and a ball of foil paper inside the left pant pocket, report stated.

A test conducted on the powdery substance was negative for narcotics and the syringe was empty.

Franco was transported to the JWC jail and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Three men arrested for possession

Officer Martin Suarez was dispatched on Tuesday night to a business on East Main Street in reference to three men with drugs in a vehicle.

As the officer arrived he observed a white Ford F-150 leave the business. The officer followed and conducted a traffic stop on the 1600 block of East Main Street. Suarez made contact with the three men, identified as Steven R. Martinez, Michael Garza and Anthony Jacob Carrillo.

Suarez approached the vehicle and detected a strong odor of marijuana from the vehicle. A pat down of Martinez located two daggers and a bag of marijuana in his upper left jacket pocket, report stated.

Garza and Carrillo were interviewed and patted down however, the officer did not locate any drugs on them.

A search of the vehicle uncovered a clear plastic bag with marijuana stuffed between the seat and the backrest where Carrillo had been seated, report stated.

The three men denied ownership of the narcotics. They were arrested and transported to the JWC jail. At the jail, Garza pulled out a clear plastic bag with 11 other bags that contained marijuana.

The men were booked and charged with possession of marijuana.

Assaulted over text message

On Tuesday at approximately 11:30 a.m. a 14-year-old girl was detained on the 900 block of East Third Street after she attacked another 14-year-old girl.

Officer Orlando Jasso made contact with school administration who stated the victim was attacked as she walked down the hallway of the school. According to the officer's report, the victim was repeatedly punched in the face and had her hair pulled by the suspect.

The suspect told administration and the officer she attacked the victim because the victim sent a mutual female friend a text message, report stated. The suspect was released to her parents at the police station.

Smoke break

A 12-year-old boy was sent to the Ricardo Garcia Regional Juvenile Detention Facility on Tuesday morning after he was caught with a bag of marijuana on school property.

Officer Jesse Garza was dispatched to the 1000 block of Cameron Street. According to the officer's report, the juvenile was found smoking in the boys bathroom after teachers noticed smoke. The boy was found with a bag of marijuana and transported to the police department before he was taken to the detention center.