LOCAL SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR DRUG RELATED CASES
On May 17, 2018, two individuals were found to be in possession of marijuana in a drug free zone (property in control of Rocksprings Independent School District). The alleged suspects were Daniela Garcia (18) and Alonzo Trevino (18) both from Rocksprings Texas were arrested at the location and were both booked into the Edwards County Detention Center and were released after both posting a $6000.00 bond.
On May 24, 2018 Michael Galindo (30) from Camp Wood called 911 and stated that some people were chasing him from Sonora and were pointing a handgun at him. The Vehicle that was chasing Galindo was stopped by Edwards County Deputies and it was alleged that Galindo had stolen money from them. Deputies went to Camp Wood to interview Galindo and Galindo was then arrested for abusive 911 calls and theft. Both charges were given a bonds totaling $6000.00 and Galindo posted bond and was released.
On May 4, 2018, John Hohman Hernandez (24) was arrested for Injury to a Child. Bon was set for 10,000.00. Gonzales was released after posting bond.
On May 07, 2018 Juan Falcon Gonzales (42) of Camp Wood Texas was arrested in Edwards County for Driving While Intoxicated and Possession of Marijuana. A 3000.00 bond for each charge was set by The Honorable Justice of the Peace Tommy Walker. Gonzales was released after posting bond.
On May 14, 2018 Bobby Joe Green (30) from Laredo Texas was arrested for an outstanding Felony warrant issued by The Honorable District Judge, Rob Hoffmann from the 452nd District Court for failure to appear to answer a charge of Felony Evading Detention of a Vehicle that took place in Edwards County Texas. Bond set was 50,000.00 and Green remains in the Edwards County Detention Facility in lieu of posting bond.
TWO LOCAL MEN ARRESTED ON VARIOUS CHARGES
An arrest warrant for Retaliation, (a Felony), was issued for the arrest of Isaac Jimenez (28) on charges related to an injury to the disabled that happened in May of 2017. Jimenez was in Prison when the warrant was issued. Jimenez was then transferred to Kerr County to answer for unrelated charges in that County. There was a Glitch that caused the warrant from Edwards County to not be in the system and Jimenez was set free from Kerr County.
In late April, Jimenez while being a fugitive, was involved in a traffic accident in Val Verde County and was arrested for the outstanding warrant. On April 30, 2018, Jimenez was brought back to Edwards County and booked for the warrant. Jimenez also has an outstanding charge for Possession of Methamphetamines < 1 Gram, (a Felony), in Edwards County.
Jimenez remains in The Edwards County Jail in lieu of posting bond.
On May 1, 2018 Jesse Marrujo (51) was arrested for Shoplifting at the Valero Store. He was booked into the Edwards County Jail for Theft <100.00/shoplifting and Public Intoxication. Marrujo posted bond for the two Class C Misdemeanors and was released.
THE TIME IS HERE AND WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH
I don’t know about you but it is time that we as a community take control of this Meth problem. Enough is enough!! We at the Edwards Sheriff’s Office are concerned with the well-being of our relatives, friends and neighbors having to deal with their loved ones while they are addicted to this drug.
Meth is a nasty drug. One cannot fathom the idea that something that can be manufactured under a kitchen sink with products like Phosphorous, (the red part of a match) acetone, (Paint thinner), ephedrine, (cooked down portion of Sudafed) and sometimes ether when it can be found. Some of these self-proclaimed Chemist use fertilizer as an ingredient. Oh yes, all of this goes into the drug that has taken over some of our lives. Sadly, the application of this drug will be shot into their veins, snorted, or smoked. The end result is the deterioration of calcium in the body causing the teeth to rot and bones to become fragile and can cause apparent sudden death.
Upon seizing a clandestine drug lab. Law Enforcement has to call in a special unit (DEA) to take possession of the lab with protective clothing to avoid exposure to the dangerous fumes. Your neighbor could be cooking it right now and is exposing you to these dangerous fumes without your knowledge.
Now, it’s time to start our agenda. Edwards County has petitioned Crimes Stoppers for a membership in their organization. Crime stoppers will pay a reward for information for the arrest and Grand Jury Indictment for the information and you will not have to be identified in giving the information or collecting the reward.
Meth is the cause of other crimes also and rewards for other crimes will be offered also pending the acceptance of the Membership to Crime Stoppers.
In the interim, while approval is in the making, ESCO is seeking Board Member participation that will govern the Chapter. No, you will not ever know the name of the caller, none of us will.
We will be asking for community members to come forward and accept this challenge and will be seated for 12 months, meeting monthly, if needed. Please be advised that this a voluntary position. It is imperative that you are a person of good character and integrity. We want this open to a vast group of individuals that want these problems addressed. In addition, no member of Law Enforcement will interfere with the decision making of the seated panel.
ROCKSPRINGS MAN ARRESTED ON SEXUAL ASSAULT
On 04/14 /2018, a Rocksprings man was arrested in Rocksprings Texas for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. A child in the Texas Penal Code means a person under the age of 14. Armando Lopez (37) was taken into custody and transported to The Edwards County Detention Center and was booked for the listed Offense. The incident happened in Sonora Texas and the case was presented to The Edwards County Sheriff’s Office and the case was coordinated with The Sonora Police Department who in turn issued the Arrest Warrant.
Any sex crime that has been committed can be presented to any department in the United States, even other countries. The department that receives the complaint in turn forwards their findings and will assist the handling agency in any way that is necessary. Both agencies will work together on the case, according to Darrell Volkmann with The Edwards County Sheriff’s Office.
Over the past three weeks local burglaries had occurred in Rocksprings. Through intensive investigation by The Edwards County Sheriff’s Office, the burglaries were solved and some of the property was recovered including a firearm.
Two juveniles were arrested on Burglary of a Habitation charges and Theft of a Firearm. Both charges are felonies. Juvenile Detention took custody of the suspects and are pending court referrals.
The names of the Juveniles cannot be released to the public because State Law allows identity protection of Juveniles.
On March 26, 2018 Armando “Butch” Franco Sr. (70) was arrested for 3 counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child without incident at his home on SH 55 N. in Rocksprings Texas. Franco’s case was presented to the Edwards County Grand Jury on March 5, 2018 and The Grand Jury Indicted Franco. A child means a person who was less than 14 years of age at the time of the offense.
Franco remains in the Edwards County Detention Facility in lieu of posting a $150,000.00 bond.
TWO MEN SENTENCED TO PRISON IN EDWARDS COUNTY FOR UNRELATED CRIMES
On March 5, 2018, John Wood,(35 ) from Camp Wood was sentenced by the Honorable District Judge Robert Hoffmann in the 452nd District Court for possession of a Controlled Substance 1 to 4 Grams (Methamphetamines.
John Wood received 2 years in The Texas Department of Corrections for a 3rd degree felony.
On March 22, 2018 Mark Anthony Jimenez (28 )was handed 5 years for Injury to the Disabled from an incident in May 2017 in the beating of a disabled Rocksprings man over a $40.00 debt. The beating left the man on life support at University Hospital in San Antonio but miraculously recovered from his injuries. Jimenez is remanded to The Texas Department of Corrections to serve the sentence.
On January 11, Randall Ramirez (30) was arrested for three counts of Burglary of a Habitation with the intent of assault. On December 26, December 30, and December 31, 2017 Ramirez allegedly forcibly entered a Habitation and assaulted a female causing bodily injury. Ramirez remains in the Edwards County Detention Facility in lieu of posting a $60,000.00 bond.
MISSING A COW?
A Black Angus cow has been found on a Ranch where it doesn’t belong. The cow is on The Robinson Ranch on CR 310 between gate 10 and gate 12. The cow has been there a while and possible has a yellow ear tag #66.
Please contact the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office at 830-683-4104 for information.