Three cases solved in a week's time thanks to anonymous tips

Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal

Crime Stoppers' tipline has assisted in the arrest of several individuals and solved three cases in less than a week's time.

On Tuesday, 23-year-old Glenda Isabel Davila was arrested about lunchtime and charged with burglary of a building, a felony, and retaliation for threatening a police officer during her arrest.

"We got some tips and that helped the investigation and we were able to narrow it to a suspect with probable cause and make an arrest," said Lt. Luis Barrera with the Alice Police Department. "I'd like to commend Sgt. (Michael) Jaramillo for being diligent in his work and not giving up and this time it proved very successful, thanks to Crime Stoppers."

Barrera said that video surveillance of the subject helped with the physical description of the suspect. Alice Echo-News Journal published the case as a Crime of the Week on March 26 that led to tips from callers.

On or about March 22, between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to police, Davila allegedly made her way into the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 1100 block of East Main Street. Entry was made through a small window that was broken to gain access, police said.

Police said that on that day, after entering the restaurant, Davila rummaged through the location and forced entry to the safe, but was unable to recover any cash.

Instead, Davila allegedly left the premises with a television, which police recovered from another individual to whom she had sold it, Barrera said. Davila remained at the Jim Wells County jail Tuesday and bond was set at $30,000, police said.

Anyone with information about any crime can contact Crime Stoppers of South Texas, Inc. hotline at 664-STOP or log in at www.stxtipscom and fill out tip information by Internet. Tipsters may be eligible for cash rewards up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and or indictment of the suspect or suspects.

All calls remain anonymous.