Five individuals with felony warrants were arrested as part of "Operation Turkey Catch" on Wednesday.
The Alice Police Department SWAT team and the Special Crimes Unit also known as the Gang Unit carried out the operation throughout the city. Agents arrested Paul Garza, Joe Dan Carbajal, Mark Almaraz and Lorenzo Rodriguez.
"'Operation Turkey Catch' was a success! The SWAT team picked up four felons and the Gang Unit picked up one (person). For a total of five," said Interim Police Chief Aniceto "Cheto" Perez. "We were able to locate five others, but will continue to have other operations in the near future. These felon violations range from theft, evading arrest, credit card abuse, interfere with emergency call for assistance, deadly conduct, drive by shooting, sex offenders/assault, criminal mischief under $30,000, assault causing bodily injury, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance."
On the agents list were a total of 11 suspects who are wanted on 19 felony warrants, Perez stated.
Garza was picked up at his home for a theft of property over $2,500 with two previous convictions warrant. Carbajal turned himself into agents when he discovered he was wanted. He had a theft of property warrant. Rodriguez was arrested on criminal mischief over $2,500 and assault causing bodily injury family violence. Almaraz was arrested at a business for a possession of a controlled substance. Sanchez was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing bodily injury and criminal mischief.
"These are violent offenders we are picking up off the street," Perez said. "I have a vision in protecting the citizens of Alice and keeping Alice safe."
All suspects were taken to the Jim Wells County jail.