Officer Albert Stout was on patrol Monday night on North Cameron Street when he observed what he believed were two juveniles walking. Because of the hour he approached them and learned that they were adults identified as David Garcia and Caitlin Castillo. During the roadside interview, Garcia and Castillo admitted to Officer Stout that they had marijuana on their person. The couple was arrested, transported to the Jim Wells County jail and charged with possession of marijuana.
Driver leaves election party, gets arrested
On Monday, March 2, Officer Herman Arellano and Officer Orlando Jasso Jr. were working a two man unit when they observed two men standing outside their vehicles at a business on Highway 281. Officers witnessed them exchange something which they believed was a drug transaction. The officers observed one of the vehicles drive off and conducted a traffic stop.
The officers made contact with the driver later identified as Leroy Garcia. Garcia told the officers he had just left an election party. An odor of marijuana was coming from inside the vehicle. During the roadside interview, Garcia told the officers he had marijuana in the vehicle. Officers located a bag on marijuana in the console. Marijuana was weighed at 17 grams. Garcia was arrested and transported to the JWC jail. He was charged with possession of marijuana.
On Sunday morning, Officer Manuel Garcia IV observed a gray Chevrolet Tahoe traveling west bound on Webb Street and North Cameron Street. Officer Garcia conducted a routine traffic stop where the vehicle came to a stop on the 800 block of North Cameron. Officer Garcia made contact with the driver identified as Sergio David Mata. While making contact with Mata the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol from Mata's breathe.
Mata had a slurred speech and red glossy eyes. Mata was asked to step out of the vehicle. Upon having Mata exit the vehicle, Officer Garcia observed him stagger while walking and struggle to keep his balance. Mata advised the officer that he had been drinking throughout the night and was taking his friend home.
Officer Nick Reyes conducted a Standard Field Sobriety Testing on Mata. Mata was placed under arrest. Mata was transported to the Alice Police Department for processing where he consented to give a breath specimen. Sgt. Juan Martinez took two breath specimens from Mata. His blood alcohol concentration specimens were 0.152 and 0.154. Mata was transported to the JWC jail and charged with driving while intoxicated.
Source: Alice police results