DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-JOSE CARLOS TORRES IS ARRESTED BY THE ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

ODESSA, TEXAS/AUGUST 23, 2017/ECTOR COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – ONE MAN IS IN CUSTODY AFTER LEADING SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES ON A PURSUIT IN A STOLEN VEHICLE OUT OF PECOS, TEXAS

SHERIFF’S OFFICERS SPOTTED THE STOLEN WHITE CHEVY PICKUP IN THE AREA OF 14TH AND GOLDER IN ODESSA, TEXAS AT APPROXIMATELY 8:30PM AND ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE VEHICLE, BUT THE DRIVE ELUDED OFFIERS.

THE PURSUIT ENDED IN A FIELD IN THE AREA OF 10TH AND CORONADO, AFTER DEPUTIES FIRED SHOTS INTO THE TIRES OF THE VEHICLE, BLOWING OUT ONE TIRE.

THE SUSPECT, JOSE CARLOS TORRES, 45 YEARS OF AGE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND CHARGED WITH UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND EVADING.

JOSE CARLOS TORRES IS IN THE ECTOR COUNT LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT HOSTED BY H2i ECTOR COUNTY COALITION

ODESSA, TEXAS/AUGUST 22, 2017 – ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017 THE H2i ECTOR COUNTY COALITION ALSO KNOWN AS THE HERE 2 IMPACT COALITION HOSTED A FOUR CLASSROOM AND HANDS-ON TRAINING SESSION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO SAFELY DISPERSE UNDER AGE DRINKING PARTIES.

(CORPORAL STEVE LeSUEUR, PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER, ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT)

“IN THE PAST IF IT’S FOUND THAT AN ADULT IS FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO A MINOR, THEY COULD BE ARRESTED FOR FURNISHING ALCOHOL TO A MINOR, WHICH IS A CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.”

THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL PASSED THE SOCIAL HOST ACCOUNTABILITY ORDINANCE. THIS ORDIANCE PLACES ACCOUNTABILITY AND A HEAVY FINE ON THE ADULT, WHO HOSTS AND UNDERAGE DRINKING PARTY, EITHER IN THEIR HOMES OR ON PROPERTY THE ADULT OWNES.

(BRIAN LEMONS, TEXAS STANDING TALL, AUSTIN, TEXAS)

“IT’S REALLY INSPIRING TO SEE CITY LEADERSHIP ON ALL SIDES: THE MAYOR’S OFFICE, THE CITY ATTONERY’S OFFICE, AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TAKING THE PROBLEM OF UNDERAGE DRINKING SERIOUSLY AND TAKING SERIOUS STEPS TO IMPROVE THE COMMUNITY OF ODESSA.”

ACCORDING THE 2016 REGIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT, UNDERAGE DRINKING IS A WIDESPREAD HEATH PROBLEM.

(SARA TOMLINSON, Here 2 impact(H2i) ECTOR COUNTY COALITION COORDINATOR)

“WE’RE SEEING SO MANY UNDERAGE DRINKING, WHICH LEADS TO SO MUCH MORE STD’S, UNWANTED PREGNANCIES, VIOLENCE, AND SCHOOL TRUENCY.”

THE GOAL OF THE H2i COALITION IS TO EDUCATE PARENTS TO BE PARENTS AND NOT JUST BE A FRIEND OR A COOL PARENT THAT ALLOWS UNDERAGE DRINKING IN THEIR HOMES.

(SARA TOMLINSON, Here 2 impact (H2i) ECTOR COUNTY COALITION COORDINATOR)

“OUR SLOGAN IS IF YOU ENABLE MINORS TO DRINK, YOU’RE DISABILING THEM TO THINK. IT IS NOT OK TO HOST UNDER AGE DRINKING PARTIES.”

THE TRAINING IS PROVIDED BY TEXAS STANDING TALL OUT OF AUSTIN, TEXAS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE CURRICULUM IS ESTABLISHED BY THE TEXAS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION.

SB: (BRIAN LEMONS, STRATEGIST, TEXAS STANDING TALL, AUSTIN, TEXAS)

“THESE TRAININGS HAVE SHOWN EVIDENCE IN STUDIES OF BEING A SUCCESSFUL WAY OF REDUCING UNDER AGE DRINKING.”

STUDENTS FROM MIDLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTICIPATED AS UNDER AGE DRINKERS IN THE “CONTROLED PARTY DISPERSAL” TRAINING AT THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE SIMULATION HAD AN IMPACT ON PARTICIPATING STUDENTS.

(JAOEN SOUNG, 11TH GRADE, MIDLAND LEE HIGH SCHOOL)

“I THINK HOW IT EDUCATED US WAS; IF YOU DO UNDER AGE DRINK, YOUR LIFE COULD BE RUINED

LIKE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE THROWN OUT THE WINDOW, BECAUSE YOU MESSED UP.”

ANOTHER STUDENT STATED A LOSS OF RESPECT OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

(FRANKIE FLORES, 11TH GRADE, MIDLAND LEE HIGH SCHOOL)

“IT’S DISRESPECTFUL TO THE ENVIRONMENT, AND DISRESPECTFUL TO THE POLICE, AND DISRESPECTFUL TO YOURSELF, TO YOUR BODY.”

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED INFORMATION ON UNDER AGE DRINKING OR UNDER AGE DRINKING PARTIES CONTACT THE PERMIAN BASIN REGIONAL COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE AT: 432-333-4100 EXTENSION 202.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-BURLINGTON COAT FACTOR AND GAMESTOP THEFT IN ODESSA, TEXAS

ODESSA, TEXAS/AUGUST 21, 2017 – ON JULY 25, 2017, THE BURLINGTON COAT FACTOR REPORTED A THEFT TO THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A FEMALE SUBJECT CONCEALED THREE PAIRS OF SHOES IN HER PURSE AND EXITED THE STORE WITHOUT MAKING ANY ATTEMPT TO PAY. THE SUSPECT LEFT THE SCENE IN A WHITE JETTA. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IN- REFERENCE TO THE IDENTITY OF THE SUSPECT, CONTACT DETECTIVE W. WAYCHOFF AT 432-335-4994 OR ODESSA CRIME STOPPERS AT 432-333-TIPS.

ON JULY 12, 2017 ODESSA POLICE RESPONDED TO GAMESTOP AT 3891 EAST 42ND STREET IN- REFERENCE TO A THEFT. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT TWO SUBJECTS STOLE OVER $1000 WORTH OF ELECTRONICS. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IN – REFERENCE TO THE IDENTITIY OF THE SUSPECTS CONTACT DETECTIVE J. GONZALES AT 432-335-3345 OR ODESSA CRIME STOPPERS AT 432-333-TIPS AND REFERENCE CASE #17-16356.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-ARRON’S RENTALS AND AT DILLARD’S IN MUSIC CITY MALL IN ODESSA, TEXAS

ODESSA, TEXAS/AUGUST 21, 2017-ON JUNE 28, 2017, AT APPROXIMATELY 11:23AM, ODESSA POLICE RESPONDED TO AARON’S RENTALS AT 2713 NORTH GRANDVIEW IN REFERENCE TO A THEFT. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT AN OLDER MALE SUBJECT BLOCKED THE STAFF’S VIEW WHILE THE YOUNGER MALE SUBJECT PLACED A SILVER 13’ APPLE MACBOOK AIR LAPTOP INTO HIS PANTS. BOTH SUBJECTS THEN EXIT THE STORE WITH THE $1,200 LAPTOP, WITHOUT MAKING ANY ATTEMPT TO PAY.

THE FIRST SUBJECT IS DESCRIBED AS A HISPANIC MALE, APPROXIMATELY 40 YEARS OF AGE, 5’8” TALL AND WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 220 POUNDS. THE SECOND SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A HISPANIC MALE, WITH A GOATEE, APPROXIMATELY 22 YEARS OF AGE, 5’11” TALL AND WEIGHING APPROXIMATELY 190 POUNDS.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IN – REFERENCE TO THE IDENTITY OF EITHER SUSPECT CONTACT DETECTIVE L. GOODSON AT 432-4942 OR CRIME STOPPERS 432-333-TIPS AND REFERENCE CASE #17-14656.

ON AUGUST 2, 2017, AT APPROXIMATELY 6:30PM, ODESSA POLICE RESPONDED TO DILLARDS AT 4101 EAST 42ND STREET IN – REFERENCE TO AN ASSAULT ON A SECURITY GUARD. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT TWO FEMALE SUBJECTS CONCEALED MERCHANDISE AND EXITED THE STORE WITHOUT MAKING ANY ATTEMPT TO PAY. WHEN A MUSIC CITY MALL SECURITY GUARD CONFRONTED BOTH SUSPECT, ONE OF THE SUSPECTS PUSHED THE SECURITY GUARD BEFORE FLEEING THE SCENE IN A GRAY NISSAN ARMADA.

THE FIRST SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE IN HER 40’S AND THE SECOND SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE IN HER 20’S ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IN- REFERENCE TO THE IDENTITY OF EITHER SUSPECT CONTACT DETECTIVE W. BRANCH AT 432-335-4924 OR ODESSA CRIME STOPPERS AT 432-333-TIPS AND REFERENCE CASE #17-19005

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-CALEB ANDREW TONDRE LOCATED UNHARMED

MIDLAND, TEXAS/AUGUST 19, 2017/MDILAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, AUTHORITY SHERIFF GARY PAINTER-SPECIAL AGENTS WITH THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, DEPUTY UNITED STATES MARSHALS WITH THE LONE STAR FUGITIVE TASK FORCE AND INVESTIGATORS WITH THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAVE BEEN CONTINUOUSLY WORKING SINCE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON TO LOCATE 4 YEAROLD CALEB ANDREW TONDRE AND HIS FATHER, CHRISTOPHER.

THIS AFTERNOON AT ABOUT 6:43PM SPECIAL AGENTS WITH THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND DEPUTY UNITED STATES MARSHALS WITH THE LONE STAR FUGITIVE TASK FORCE IN SAN ANTONIO LOCATED 4 YEAR OLD CALEB AND HIS FATHER AT A MOTEL ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF SAN ANTONIO. CALEB IS UNHARMED AND IN THE CUSTODY OF THE SAN ANTONIO POLICE DEPARTMENT. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN TONDRE IS IN JAIL AND IS BEING CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT. THE APPREHENSION WAS MADE AFTER A RELATIVE WAS FOLLOWED AND TALKED TO AFTER NUMEROUS HOURS OF SURVEILLANCE. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN TONDRE WILL BE ARRAIGNED BEFORE A MAGISTRATE IN SAN ANTONIO, THEN DEPUTIES FROM THE MIDLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WILL TRANSPORT HIM BACK TO MIDLAND WHERE HE WILL BE ARRAIGNED AND AWAIT TRIAL IN THE MIDLAND COUNTY JAIL.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-2017 MCH HEALTHY KIDS FUN DAY!

ODESSA, TEXAS/AUGUST 18, 2017 – MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL HOSTED THE 5TH ANNUAL HEALTHY KIDS FUN DAY AT THE MCH CENTER FOR PRIMARY CARE LOCATED AT LOOP 1936 AND WEST UNIVERSITY IN WEST ODESSA. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNITY EVENT IS TO PREPARE CHILDREN FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR THAT BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017.

(MICHELLE PENA, NURSE ADMINISTRATOR-FAMILY HEALTH CENTER) “WE HAVE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES; WE HAVE VISION, DENTAL CHECK, SCREENINGS. WE ALSO PROVIDE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES FOR THE CHILDREN.”

SCHOOL CHILDREN WERE ENTERTAINMENT WITH A VARIETY OF EVENTS: THE DUNKING BOOTH, A TOUR OF AN ODESSA FIRE ENGINE, A FULLY FUNCTIONAL BLACK AND WHITE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT –  TAHOE, AS WELL AS FACE PAINTING, BALLOONS AND MUSIC.

(MICHELLE PENA, NURSE ADMINISTRATOR-FAMILY HEALTH CENTER) “THIS IS DEFINTELY TO GET CHILDREN READY FOR SCHOOL. WE START THEM OFF WITH THEIR SCHOOL SUPPLIES; WE TRY TO GET THEM TO A GOOD START.”

SOME FAMILIES LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK, AND OTHER FAMILIES HAVE CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD. THESE FAMILIES ARE VERY GREATFUL THAT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL EXTENEDS A HELPING HAND WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

(LORRAINE PASQUALE, PARENT AND GRANDPARENT) “IT WAS VERY, VERY HELPFUL WITH THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES THEY’RE HANDING OUT, AND THE INFORMATION THEY’RE GIVING OUT TO THE ADULTS.”

(CORINA MEDINA, PARENT) “THEY MOSTLY GOT THEIR SUPPLIES ONLINE THIS YEAR. SO, ITS BEEN A LITTLE DIFFICULT FINDING EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED WITH ALL THE STORES BEING PACKED, BUT THIS HAD A LOT OF THE LITTLE STUFF THAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR.”

THE GOAL OF HEALTHY KIDS FUN DAY IS FOR PARENTS AND YOUNG STUDENTS TO HAVE INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP THEM STAY HEALTHY SO THAT EVERY FAMILY WILL HAVE A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD

ODESSA, TEXAS/AUGUST 17, 2017 – ON AUGUST 14, 2017, A SEXUAL ASSAULT WAS REPORTED TO THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT. A FORENSIC INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED AND INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT A 9 YEAR-OLD FEMALE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED BY A KNOWN PERSON, LATER IDENTIFIED AS MARK ALEJO. INVESTIGATION REVEALDED THAT THE VICTIM HAD REPORTED THE INCIDENTS TO A YVONNE GARCIA ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS BUT GARCIA FAILED TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

OFFICERS WERE AT GARCIA’S RESIDENCE SPEAKING TO HER ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS INVOLVING HER BOYFRIEND; SHE ADVISED OFFICERS THAT THE LAST TIME SHE SPOKE TO ALEJO WAS AUGUST 13, 2017. FURTHER INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT ALEJO WAS AT GARCIA’S RESIDENCE, AND JUMPED FROM A WINDOW WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED ON THE SCENE.

ODESSA POLICE HAVE CHARGED MARK ANTHONY ALEJO, 33 YEARS OF AGE, WITH THREE COUNTS OF AGGRAVAED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD “FELONY 1”. OPD CHARGED YVONNE MARIE GARCIA, 37 YEARS OF AGE, WITH ENDANGERING A CHILD “FELONY 2 AND INTERFERING WITH PUBLIC DUTIES “CLASS B MISDEMEANOR”

ALEJO AND GARCIA WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED, AND TRANSPORTED TO THE ECTOR COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-ODESSA POLICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE WITH IDENTIFYING BURGLARY SUSPECT

 

ODESSA, TEXAS/AUGUST 17, 2017 – ODESSA POLICE IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE WITH IDENTIFYING A BURGLARY SUSPECT.

ON MAY 15, 2017 AT APPROXIMATELY 3:00PM, ODESSA POLICE RESPONDED TO 2626 NORTH JBS PARKWAY AT WORK FORCE SOLUTIONS IN REFERENCE TO A BURGLARY. THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS A WHITE MALE IN HIS 30’S.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IN REFERENCE TO THE IDENTITY OF THE SUSPECT, CONTACT DETECTIVE J. GONZALES AT 432-335-3345 OR ODESSA CRIME STOPPERS AT 432-333-TIPS AND REFERENCE CASE #17-10771.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-CREDIT CARD ABUSE INVESTIGATION

ODESSA, TEXAS/AUGUST 17, 2017 – ON JULY 15, 2017, A CREDIT CARD ABUSE REPORT WAS MADE WITH THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE SUSPECT UTILIZED A STOLEN CREDIT CARD AND ATTEMPTED TO PURCHACE SEVERAL HIGH DOLLAR ITEMS WITH THE CARD.

ANY ONE WITH INFORMATION IN REFERENCE TO THE IDENTITY OF THE SUSPECT IS ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT DETECTIVE J. GONZALES AT 432-225-3345 OR ODESSA CRIME STOPPERS AT 432-333-TIPS, AND REFERENCE CASE #17-16779.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-WANTED FUGITIVE HEATHER RENEE HASKINS

Odessa, Texas/August 16, 2017 – The Odessa Police Department is trying to locate Heather Renee Haskins, 24 years of age. She is currently wanted for Theft of

Property “State Jail Felony, in connection to stealing approximately $25, 210 from the

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest. Haskins is 5’6” tall and weighs approximately 185

pounds. Haskins is possibly driving a maroon Chevrolet SUV bearing TX LP #GKL5486

Haskins could possibly be selling girl scout cookies in Abilene.

Contact the Odessa Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 432-335-3333 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.

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