DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(040722)-ECSO, ATF AND FBI OFFICIALS INVESTIGATE BOMB THREAT

Odessa, Texas/April 7, 2022-At approximately 7:45am, an employee with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office discovered a devise that resembled a pipe bomb, somewhere near the west entrance of the Ector County Courthouse. The employee advised courthouse security of the discovery of the devise and possible threat. 

(Sheriff Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff’s Office) 

Several rumors surfaced that a cartel was responsible for the bomb threat. There are criminal trials currently scheduled at the Ector County Courthouse. 

(Sheriff Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff’s Office) 

The ATF, FBI and Texas Rangers are on the ground working with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office reviewing video from cameras located at the Ector County Courthouse and possibly from business near the courthouse, as well as other evidence collected at the scene. 

(Sheriff Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff’s Office) 

At about 10:45am, the Ector County Sheriff’s office allowed employees and the public doing business at the courthouse to enter through the east entrance. 

(Sheriff Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff’s Office) 

Officers and investigators also checked the Ector County Annex Building for any possible threat. 

(Sheriff Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff’s Office) 

This is an ongoing Local, State, and Federal investigation. There were no injuries during the bomb threat investigation. If you have information regarding a person or persons involved in this incident contact Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS or the Ector County Sheriff’s Office at 432-335-3050 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(032622)-ANNUAL SUPPORT MOR BADGES HOSTED BY CHICK-FIL-A

Odessa, Texas/March 26, 2022-Chick-fil-A located at Andrews Hwy and Loop 250 in Midland and at the Chick-Fil-A located on east 42nd street, and at Faudree Rd and Hwy 191 in Odessa hosted the annual SUPPORT MOR BADGES, and is the kick-off fund raising event to BUSTIN’ FOR BADGES clay Shoot at Wind Walker Farms in Martin County.  

(Cpl. Steve LeSueur, Community Relations-Odessa Police Department) 

Funds raised from the SUPPORT MOR BADGES benefit the Ector County Sheriff’s Office in Odessa; the Midland County Sheriff’s Office; the Midland  Police Department, and Odessa Police Department. 

(Sgt. Lorenzo Dominguez, Community Relations-Midland Police Department) 

(Sgt. Edelmira “Ede” Subia, Midland County Sheriff’s Office) 

For more information on how to purchase raffle tickets or how to participate in the Bustin’ For Badges Clay Shoot, go to bustinforbadges.org. 

For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera.  

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(022722)-ANNUAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR

Odessa, Texas/February 27, 2022-The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints hosted the annual Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, February 26th. Visitors to the event were able to talk to local law enforcement agencies and first responders on how to prepare for emergencies. 

(April Bushman, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints/Area Communications) 

Visitors were able to participate in a Q & A during a presentation on an active shooter situation. Various non-profit organizations like the Red Cross handed out information on various programs available to the community. 

(Chris Vore-President/Odessa Stack of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) 

The Emergency Preparedness Fair featured a wide variety of seminars from life-saving techniques to growing produce. 

(Cpl. Steve LeSueur, Community Relations/Odessa Police Department-Odessa, Texas) 

The Emergency Preparedness Fair is usually scheduled during the month of September, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic was postponed. The next Emergency Preparedness Fair is scheduled for September of 2023. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera  

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(010822)-LULAC HOST COMMUNITY DISCUSSION ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Odessa, Texas/January 8, 2022-The Odessa chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens hosted a community discussion on domestic violence in the Odessa City Council chambers at city hall. The meeting was to be focused on the violent death of Heather Leann Rodriguez by a former boyfirend, and why the system of laws to protect domestic violence victims failed Heather Rodriguez. 

(Monica Franco, Heather Leann Rodriguez Cousin) 

State Represenative Brooks Landgraff who authored Monica’s Law explained what this law provides to victims of domestic violence. 

(Brooks Landgraff, Texas State Representative-District 81) 

 It was revealed that Heather’s former boyfriend was harassing her at her job. Monica Franco said that, Heather was told by Heather’s employer, a business located in Midland that she needed to file a protective order before she could return to work. 

(Monica Franco, Heather Leann Rodriguez Cousin) 

(Deputy Chief Robert Doporto of the Odessa Police Department) 

Deputy Chief Robert Doporto said that after information is gathered during a domestic or family violence case it is presented to the district attorney or county attorney.  

(Deputy Chief Robert Doporto of the Odessa Police Department) 

Jeanette Fierro, a domestic violence victim and survivor tells her story of abuse by her partner and her journey of becoming financially independent and survival. 

(Jeanette Fierro, Domestic Violence Victim and Survivor) 

If you or someone you know is fleeing domestic and sexual violence, contact the Crisis Center of West Texas at 1-866-627-4747. 

For DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, Danny Barrera 

 

 

 

 

 

DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(102321)-CITY OF ODESSA & 1ST RESPONDERS TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT

Odessa, Texas/October 23, 2021-The City of Odessa, The Odessa Police Department, The Ector County Sheriff’s Office and Odessa Fire Rescue hosted a Trunk or Treat event for the entire family Saturday morning, October 23rd, at the Odessa City Hall and First Baptist Church parking lot. TxDot and other agencies handed out candy and provided information to families on safety and services.

(Fire Chief John Alvarez, Odessa Fire Rescue-Odessa, Texas)

The Ector County Sheriff’s Office provide candy, coloring books and t-shirts to children attending the event. Sheriff Mike Griffis said that events like Trunk or Treat brings the community together.

(Sheriff Mike Griffis, Ector County Sheriff’s Office-Odessa, Texas)

Children, moms and dads’ got to see the Odessa Police Department’s SWAT Team vehicles and hardware.

(Corporal Donaciano “Dony” Rocha, OPD SWAT Team, Robbery/Homicide Detective)

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera