Two individuals were arrested on active warrants late Monday evening after they were pulled over by Alice police officers during a routine traffic stop, according to a police report.
According to the report, at 11:15 p.m. Monday Officer Nicolas Juarez observed a blue 2002 Nissan four-door vehicle fail to stop at a posted stop sign at the intersection of Seventh and N. Aransas streets.
The officer made contact with the driver, Hilario Contreras, who was found to have four active warrants for his arrest out of the City of Alice. According to the report, the warrants were for speeding, driving while license suspended, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear.
Contreras was placed under arrest for the active warrants.
Juarez then made contact with the vehicle’s passengers, one of whom, the report states, was a woman who gave her name as Rosalinda Ponce with a date of birth in 1990.
According to the report, further investigation found that the woman’s name was Ashley Ponce with a date of birth in 1988. Ponce was found to have an active warrant out of Nueces County for a motion to revoke probation.
Ponce was placed under arrest for the warrant and for failure to identify fugitive by giving false information.
Both Contreras and Ponce were transported to the Alice Police Department for processing and then to the Jim Wells County jail for incarceration. The vehicle was inventoried by Officer Orlando Jasso and released to Double R Wrecker Service for impound.