A 26-year-old man was arrested by police on Wednesday after he was found asleep inside a vacant home on the 1100 block of Dewey. Officers were notified that a man, later identified as Hector Trevino, was inside the home without permission. Officers awoke Trevino and placed him under arrest for Jim Wells County warrants. Trevino gave officers a false date of birth and attempted to flee when being placed in the patrol car. Officers searched the home and discovered the door had been forced open and the home burglarized. During the search, officers located a marijuana cigarette under the couch Trevino was sleeping on. Trevino was transported to the JWC jail. He was charged with burglary of a building, resisting arrest, failure to identify, possession of marijuana and the warrants.
Passenger arrested during traffic stop
A routine traffic stop lead to the arrest of Alexander Lugo on Wednesday. Officers observed the driver of a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze disregard a stop sign on the 100 block of East Main. When Officer Juan Reyes made contact with the driver he could smell burnt marijuana. Through the roadside interview officers learned that Lugo had a marijuana cigarette behind the passenger seat. Lugo was taken to the JWC jail and charged with possession of marijuana. The driver was cited and released.
Convicted thief arrested
On Tuesday, officers were dispatched to a business on the 2700 block of East Main. When officers arrived they made contact with the Loss Prevention Officer who gave a description of the suspect, later identified as Michael Lichtenberger, who stole a mug, sandals, and a watch from the business.
Officers left the scene however, they were called back when Lichtenberger entered the business for the second time. Lichtenberger was seen inside a dressing room. Officers waited for Lichtenberger to exit the business before they made the arrest. He was transported to the JWC jail.
Due to Lichtenberger having five felony convictions for theft the charge increased. He was charged with theft of property under $2,500 with two or more previous convictions.