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A Del Rio man was recently arrested and is now facing drug charges, following a traffic stop by Del Rio Police Department officers in the city’s south side, near Roosevelt Park

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The report of a disturbance in the city’s south side led to the arrest of a Del Rio man, who tried to flee from police as soon as they arrived to the site. The man was located and is now facing evasion charges

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A Del Rio woman was arrested after being accused of taking a homeowners’ belongings from a residence while retrieving her own possessions; when police officers searched the woman’s vehicle they found controlled substances, police records state

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A hot pursuit by U.S. Border Patrol agents near Uvalde led to the arrest of four individuals suspected of being involved in a human smuggling operation, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday

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A Fort Worth man and a local woman were recently arrested in the city’s north side, after police officers conducted a traffic stop. During a search of the vehicle the officers found controlled substances, and realized that the man had an outstanding arrest warrant

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A Del Rio man was recently arrested and charged with criminal trespass, and with the fraudulent destruction, removal or concealment of writing, following an incident at a local retail store, police records show

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A Del Rio man was arrested and is facing possession of marijuana charges, after an incident occurring recently in the city’s south side

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A disturbance call escalated into a felony driving while intoxicated arrest recently, after a man was reported causing trouble at a convenience store, police records state.

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Police officers responding to a theft at a convenience store in the city’s north side found a suspicious man in an alley, the man was detained and when they checked for warrants the officers discovered he was a wanted man.

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March 25, 2020 Police Blotter

TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE

Christian Ortiz, 24, a resident of the 100 block of Shawnee Trail, was arrested on March 7, at 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of East Bean and Vitela streets, and charged with tampering or fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair, a third degree felony, police records show.

Ortiz was arrested by Del Rio Police Department officers responding to a complaint for harassment, he was taken to the police station for booking and processing.

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Driving without a valid license and steering his vehicle toward an oncoming police unit, forcing it out of the road, put a Del Rio man in jail, according to police records.

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An Illinois man was found laying on the ground at a local restaurant, upon checking on him police officers learned he was heavily intoxicated. The man was arrested and charged with public intoxication, police records show.

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A local woman ended up behind bars and charged with criminal trespassing after showing up at a residence in the city’s south side, the homeowner had a criminal trespass warning against her.

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March 25, 2020 Jail Log

March 12

Conrado Oviedo

Burglary of habitation with intention to commit other felony

Val Verde County Sheriff’s Office

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A 38-year-old Iranian citizen, Merdad Ansari, who is a resident of the United Arab Emirates, was extradited from Georgia and arrived Saturday evening in San Antonio, to face federal charges in connection with a scheme to obtain military sensitive parts for Iran, federal prosecutors announced.

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A federal judge in San Antonio sentenced Monday a San Antonio man to 108 months in federal prison for possessing over 2,500 images and 112 videos depicting child pornography, U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Shane Folden, San Antonio Division announced.

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A motorcycle driver chased by the police momentarily got away with speeding and evading in the city’s north side, but he was arrested after an aerial view gave up his location.

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An Odessa man was recently arrested following a fight in a local bar, when he was found by police officers a few blocks away, the man left the bar on foot, but officers had his description and found him after a short search, police records show.

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In the midst of a police investigation involving several cases, a Del Rio man was found to have an active arrest warrant, and when arrested he was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance, police records show.

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March 18, 2020 Police Blotter

RECKLESS DRIVING

Enrique Alcala, 20, a resident of Centro Avenue, was arrested on Feb. 29, at 11:26 a.m., at the 1300 block of Veterans Boulevard, and charged with reckless driving, police records state.

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March 18, 2020 Jail Log

March 12

Felix Cardona

Possession of controlled substance Penalty Group 1 less than 1 gram in a drug free zone

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A federal judge in Waco sentenced 51-year-old Shozo “Sho” Tanaka on March 4, to 40 years in federal prison for producing and possessing child pornography, U.S. Attorney John F. Bash, FBI San Antonio Division Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, and Temple Police Chief Jim Tobin, announced.

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A federal judge in Austin sentenced Tuesday 55-year-old Akintola Akinmadeyemi to 120 months imprisonment for his role in an estimated $340 million intended-loss fraudulent “sweepstakes” scheme, federal prosecutors announced.

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A man and a woman were recently arrested and are facing drug charges following a traffic stop on a vehicle suspected to be involved in a burglary.

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A Seguin woman was arrested and charged with vehicle theft when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, and Del Rio Police Department officers, discovered she had been driving a stolen Jeep Cherokee. The woman had walked over to Mexico and was in the process of coming back to Del Rio when she was arrested.

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A federal judge sentenced Monday 21-year-old Candido Rodriguez, III, to 92 months (7years 10 months) in federal prison for assaulting a Transportation Security Administration security officer last year, U.S. Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio Division announced.

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March 11, 2020 Jail Log

Mar. 1

Gilbert Mathew Wilkerson

Driving while intoxicated third or more x2

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DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED

Ariel Guadalupe Martinez, 21, a resident of the 200 block of Cerezo, was arrested on Feb. 26, at 11:32 p.m. at the 100 block of Joe Rice Drive, and charged with driving while intoxicated, police records state.

Martinez was arrested when Del Rio Police Department officers responded to 2228 Veterans Blvd. for a report of an assault that had already occurred.

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HIDALGO, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Hidalgo International Bridge arrested a 42-year-old woman from Dallas, Texas and her 18-year-old son after detecting $2,920,000 worth of alleged methamphetamine and heroin in the SUV she was driving.

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CORPUS CHRISTI – A federal jury sitting in Corpus Christi has convicted a 59-year-old Mission man for smuggling two illegal aliens within the United States, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

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A man and his cousin were recently arrested by Del Rio Police Department officers. He was found in possession of marijuana while she, who had volunteered to pick up his car, had an active arrest warrant.

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Two Del Rioans were arrested and are facing charges in connection with a chase, the possession of controlled substance and the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, all occurring recently in the city’s north side.

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A Del Rio man was arrested and is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, after he was found with more than 46 kilograms of a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine in beer containers at the Del Rio Port of Entry, court documents state.

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March 4, 2020 Police Blotter

PUBLIC INTOXICATION

Maria Esther Rodriguez, 52, a resident of the 300 block of Hogan Drive, was arrested on Feb. 19, at 11:23 p.m. and charged with public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor, at the 100 block of Lions Avenue, police records show.

Rodriguez was arrested by Del Rio Police officers responding to an address on Lions Avenue, in reference to a woman who claimed she was being threatened on the phone. Officers made contact with the woman at Moore Park, who was crying hysterically and had a strong odor of alcoholic beverages emitting from her person and breath, the arrest report states.

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March 4, 2020 Jail Log

Feb. 19

Melyna Rodriguez

Engaging in organized criminal activity

Val Verde County Sheriff's Office

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Two local teens were recently arrested in the city’s north side after they were spotted by police officers racing on Veterans Boulevard, a police report states.

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A Schertz, Texas man waived his arraignment, thus pleading not guilty to charges involving kidnapping and child exploitation, federal prosecutors announced in San Antonio.

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A woman in Killeen was recently charged with robbing the local First National Bank Texas branch, federal prosecutors announced.