CHIEF ARRESTED: Head of Indian Lake police indicted on 14 counts

Special to the PRESS

Indian Lake Police Chief John Chambers was arrested on Wednesday, Feb. 25 on 14 counts of tampering with government records.

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), the Texas Rangers and the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office conducted the investigation.

According to a press release issued by Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz’s office, the indictment lists 14 counts of “knowingly making a false entry in a governmental record concerning firearms qualifications for some of his deputies.”

Chambers was arrested by TCOLE and district attorney investigators.

One such count reads that on Jan. 13, 2015, Chambers made “false entry in a governmental record.”

The indictments included firearms qualifications records for 14 deputies, the date they qualified, the weapons used and the weapons’ serial numbers. The counts list falsified qualifications records for the following deputies:

Michael Salinas, Jose Angel Lopez, Daniel Garcia, Armando Pulido, Pedro E. Flores, Norma Reyna, Jose Luis Hernandez, Jr., Ricardo Herrera, Carlos Hernandez, Victor Diaz, Jr., Jorge Cruz, Rene E. Lara, Virgilio R. Cienfuegos and Fernando Errisuriz.

Chambers posted a $25,000 surety bond Wednesday.

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