DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(041818) – MAJOR CRASH ON 42ND AND WINCHESTER

ODESSA, TEXAS/APRIL 18, 2018 – ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, APRIL 18TH  AT APPROXIMATELY 3:03PM, ODESSA POLICE AND ODESSA FIRE RESCUE RESPONDED TO 42ND AND WINCHESTER IN REFERENCE TO A MAJOR CRASH.

A FORD F-250, BEING OPERATED BY ROBERT ELLIOTT, 50-YEARS-OF-AGE OF ODESSA. WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON 42ND STREET WHEN THE VEHICLE CROSSED OVER THE WESTBOUND LANES OF TRAFFIC AND STRUCK A UTLITY POLE BEFORE STRIKING A HOUSE AT THE CORNER OF 42ND AND WINCHESTER. ROBERT ELLIOTT, WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF ANY OTHER INJURIES AND THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(041818)ARRESTS OF THE DAY ABISUA LEYVA & ITZEL VASQUEZ BARRERA

ODESSA, TEXAS/APRIL 18, 2018 – ON APRIL 15TH AT APPROXIMATELY 9:00PM ODESSA POLICE SAW A FORD F-150 TRAVELING NORTHBOUND IN THE 1200 BLOCK OF NORTH GRAND AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED WITH LOUD EXHAUST RACING ANOTHER VHEICLE.

OFFICERS CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP ON THE FORD F-150 IN THE 1000 BLOCK OF EAST 14TH STREET. THE DRIVER WAS IDENTIFIED AS ABISUA LEYVA, 17-YEARS-OF-AGE. THE CENTER PASSENGER WAS IDENTIFIED AS LEYVA’S 9-MONTH-OLD DAUGHTER.

LEYVA PROVIDED OFFICERS WITH A FALSE DATE OF BIRTH, BUT LATER GAVETHE CORRECT ONE.

ABISUA LEYVA WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ENDANGERING A CHILD
STATE JAIL FELONY”, RACING ON A HIGHWAY “CLASS B MISDEMEANOR”, AND FALSE IDENTIFICATION “CLASS B MISDEMEANOR.”

THE CHILD WAS RELEASED TO HER MOTHER.

ON APRIL 17TH

AT APPROXIMATELY 11:01PM OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE LIFT ON 7TH LOCATED AT 1401 EAST 7TH STREET IN REFERENCE TO A CHECK WELFARE. DISPATCH ADVISED THAT THERE WAS A CHILD INSIDE OF A WHITE JEEP WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION.

WHEN OFFICERS ARRIVED, THEY SAW A 3-YEAR-OLD MALE CRYING IN THE BACKSEAT OF THE WHITE JEEP LIBERTY. THE MOTHER OF THE CHILD WAS IDENTIFIED AS ITZEL VAZQUEZ-BARRERA, 23-YEARS OF AGE. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, VAZQUEZ-BARRERA ENTERED THE BUSINESS AT APPROXIMATELY AT 10:08PM AND LEFT AT 11:09PM.

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWED ITZEL VAZQUEZ-BARRERA CONSUMING ALCHOL, DANCING AND TAKING SELFIES INSIDE THE BUSINESS.

ITZEL VASQUEZ-BARRERA WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH ABANDONING/ENDANGERING A CHILD “STATE JAIL FELONY.” CPS WAS NOTIFIED OF THE INCIDENT AND THE CHILD WAS RELEASED TO A FAMILY MEMBER.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(041818) – TRAIN COLLIDES WITH ANOTHER TRAIN IN MONAHANS, TX

MONAHANS, TEXAS/APRIL 18, 2018 – A TRAIN COLLIDES WITH ANOTHER TRAIN IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18TH IN MONAHANS AT THE RAILROAD CROSSING AT EVA AND SEALY AVENUE. THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ANY FATALITIES. TWO WERE TRANSPORTED TO AREA HOSPITALS WITH INJURIES. THE CRASH IN UNDER INVESTIGATION. MORE DETAILS AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(041818) – 2ND JOINT MEETING OF ECTOR COUNTY & CITY OF ODESSA-NEW COURTHOUSE

ECTOR COUNTY/ODESSA, TEXAS/APRIL 17, 2018 – THE ECTOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND MEMBERS OF THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL HELD THEIR SECOND MEETING TO DISCUSS AND CREATE A COMMITTEE TO BEGIN SETTING GOALS FOR THE NEW COURTHOUSE PROJECT.

(EDDY SHELTON, ECTOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PCT. 1)

“AS A COMMITTEE WE’RE GOING TO SIT DOWN AND SAY OK NOW, ‘WHAT OUR OBJECTIVE HERE?’. THE OBJECTIVE IS TO FIND THE BEST POSSIBLE BANG FOR OUR BUCK. WE KNOW THAT WE NEED A COURTHOUSE. WE DON’T HAVE TO RESEARCH THE VIABILITY OF OUR EXISTING COURTHOUSE, THAT’S ALREADY BEEN DONE. WE’VE HAD SEVERAL STUDIES ON THE COURTHOUSE, SO WE KNOW WHAT WE NEED.”

THE NEW COURTHOUSE PROJECT COMMITTEE ARE: FOR THE CITY OF ODESSA, COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 2, DEWEY BRYANT; CITY COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT 1, MALCOLM HAMILTON. FOR ECTOR COUNTY: EDDY SHELTON, ECTOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PCT 1 AND DALE CHILDERS ECTOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PCT. 3.

(JUDGE RON ECKERT, ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE)

“THIS WILL BE, BASICALLY A FACT- FINDING COMMITTEE COMPOSED OF A COUPLE CITY COUNCILMEN, TWO COMMISSIONERS AND JUDGE TROTTER, YOU KNOW, THE SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE JUDGE FOR ECTOR COUNTY, AND THEY’RE GOING TO GO OUT AND RESEARCH, TRYING TO GET SOME INFORMATION ON VARIOUS PARTICULARS RELATING TO THE COURTHOUSE PROJECT.”

THE PRIMARY LOCATION TO BUILD THE NEW COURTHOUSE IS AT THE CURRENT COURTHOUSE LOCATION. OTHER LOCATIONS ARE ALSO BEING CONSIDERED.

(JUDGE RON ECKERT, ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE)

“WHAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SHOW THE PUBLIC, EVENTUALLY IS NOT ONLY A LOCATION, ‘CAUSE WE DO HAVE A LOCATION IN MIND SELECTED, BUT HOPEFULLY, EVENTUALLY WE’LL BE ABLE TO SHOW THEM A RENDERING SOME KIND OF VISUAL.”

A OBSTACLE THAT THE NEW COURTHOUSE COMMITTEE MUST RESOLVE THE MUCH-NEEDED PARKING FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND FOR EMPLOYESS AND STAFF.

(EDDY SHELTON, ECTOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PCT. 1)

“WHAT WE DON’T KNOW IS WHERE OUR PARKING IS GOING TO BE. BECAUSE, WE HAVE LAND AQUISITIONS WE HAVE TO DO. SO, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE ENOUGH LAND CURRENTLY IF WE GO WITH A PARKING STRUCTURE, BUT YOU KNOW, IT’S MORE EXPENSIVE. SO, YOU KNOW, WE’RE TRYING TO LOOK AT BUYING OTHER PROPERTIES FOR SURFACE LEVEL PARKING VS. USING OUR EXISTING PROPERTIES FOR A PARKING STRUCTURE.”

THE ECTOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL AGREE THAT WORKING TOGETHER WILL BENEFIT THE TAXPAYER.

(JUDGE RON ECKERT, ECTOR COUNTY JUDGE)

“BOTH CITY AND COUNTY START WITH THE LETTER ‘C’ AND END WITH THE LETTER ‘Y’. SO, DOES THE WORD ‘COMMUNITY’. SO, WE NEED TO START THINKING ABOUT THIS AS A COMMUNITY THING, THAT’S WHY WE’RE BOTH HERE.”

THE COURTHOUSE COMMITTEE IS SCHEDULED TO MEET THURSDAY OR FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK.

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DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(041618) – OFFICER NATHANIEL GARCIA OPD OFFICER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2018

ODESSA, TEXAS/APRIL 16, 2018 – OFFICER NATHANIEL GARCIA HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE OPD OFFICER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2018. HE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN ODESSA AND IS A PERMIAN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE. OFFICER GARCIA HAS BEEN WITH THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT SINCE SEPTEMBER 2016 AND IS CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO THE OPERATIONS BUREAU, PATROL SHIFT A.

ON MARCH 23, 2018, OFFICER GARCIA RESPONDED TO A BURGLARY OF A HABITATION IS THE 900 BLOCK OF WEST 31ST STREET. WHEN HE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE HE WAS ADVISED THAT SERVERAL AUTO BURGLARIES HAD OCCURRED IN THE AREA, INCLUDING A STOLEN VEHICLE, THAT WAS LATER RECOVERED. SEVEN SUSPECTS WERE SEEN RUNNING FROM A RESIDENCE IN THE AREA.

ALL SEVEN SUSPECTS WERE LATED LOCATED, DETAINED AND POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY OF A HABITATION “2ND DEGREE FELONY”, THEFT OF PROPERTY “STATE JAIL FELONY”, AND BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE “CLASS A MISDEMEANOR. A SEARCH WARRANT WAS ALSO OBTAINED FOR THE RESIDENCE, WHERE THE SUSPECTS WERE SEEN RUNNING FROM. IT RESULTED IN THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN PROPERTY AND RETURNED TO IT’S OWNER.

(OFFICER NATHANIEL GARCIA, ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT, ODESSA, TEXAS)

“WHEN I WAS ON A BURGLARY OF A HAB CALL. THE VICTIM OF THE BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE APPROACHED ME SAYING THAT SHE FOUND, YOU KNOW, HER ITEMS THAT WERE TAKEN INSIDE THE VEHICLE, INSIDE A DUMPSTER. YOU KNOW, RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM APARTMENT 25, I BELIEVE. I CAN’T REMEMBER FOR SURE. BUT. IT SPIRALED DOWN FROM THERE.”

OFFICER NATHANIEL GARCIA HAS EXHIBITED PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION TO THE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF ODESSA, AND TO HIS FELLOW OFFICERS. CONGRATULATES TO OFFICER NATHANIEL GARCIA OPD OFFICER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2018.

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