PRESS Staff Report
No ID? Keep chicken
At approximately 1:17 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, police were dispatched to the front lobby of the Port Isabel Police Department in reference to a case of identity theft. Upon arrival an officer was met by the complainant, who stated that she learned after receiving a letter from Health and Human Services (HHS) that all her benefits were going to be canceled due to the fact that she wasn’t reporting her extra income/employment. The complainant stated that she started checking and learned that her social security was being use at Church’s Fried Chicken. The complainant further stated that HHS was going to cancel her food stamps, medical care for all her children because she wasn’t reporting her extra income and employment. The complainant stated that she has never worked at Church’s Fried Chicken or any other place that she is being accused of working. She made an identity theft report to the Port Isabel Police Department and was advised to call the Federal Trade Commission, Social Security office, I.R.S., and the Credit Bureau to also report the identity theft. All information was taken down for the report.
At approximately 12:42 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, a police officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Tarpon Street in reference to a man who had fallen off a ladder. Upon arrival the officer noticed a man on the concrete floor in a lot of pain. A coworker was asked what happened, and he stated that his friend had fallen off while walking across a set of 2×8 boards that were being used between an open dock and second floor of the house. The boards didn’t hold the man’s weight; two of them broke, causing the man to fall 16 feet down to the concrete bottom porch of the house. The injured man and his co-worker were doing construction to the house at the time of the incident. The man was transported to Valley Regional Hospital by E.M.S. in Brownsville. All information was taken down for the report and police resumed patrol.
Here, Everything’s Bitter
At approximately 4:06 p.m. on Feb. 22, a police officer was dispatched to HEB in reference to a criminal trespass. Upon arrival the officer made contact with a man who advised that another man was bothering the customers and refusing to leave. The officer made contact with the man who complied and left the property. He was also given a criminal trespass warning as per the manager of HEB.
At approximately 4:45 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 22, police were dispatched to the 400 block of East Maxan Street in reference to a welfare concern. Upon arrival police made contact with the complainant who advised that her daughter was upset and left the area walking. The complainant stated that she got upset because her daughter wanted a phone and an iPad and clothes. The daughter left on foot when the mother refused to purchase those items. The complainant stated that she did not know where her daughter could have gone or who she left with. Police patrolled the area and could not locate her anywhere. Shortly thereafter her daughter was located at the residence and was taken back to where the mother was. No further action taken police resumed patrol duties.
At approximately 4:54 a.m. on Feb. 23, police were dispatched to 100 block of West Hickman Street in reference to unwanted subjects in a vehicle. Upon arrival, an officer made contact with a man stating that he gave women a ride to their residence and who, upon arrival, refused to get out of his vehicle. The man stated he asked them multiple times to get out of his vehicle and they refused so he then brought them to the Port Isabel Police Department. The officer then made contact with the women and asked them to step out of the vehicle. They both appeared to be very intoxicated. Both displayed red bloodshot eyes, spoke with slurred speech, stood with an unsteady balance and an odor of an unknown alcoholic beverage emitted from their breath and person. Both women were placed under arrest for Public Intoxication. They were escorted to the jail area where they were booked and processed properly. The officer then gathered information for a report and resumed patrol.
At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 25, an officer was dispatched to a call at an oyster bar in reference to a man not wanting to leave the area. Upon arrival the officer made contact with the man who was sitting outside right next to the entrance door. The officer then escorted the man to his residence. Shortly thereafter the officer advised dispatch to send EMS to the location due to the man looking very ill. Port Isabel EMS arrived on scene and provided medical attention. He was then transported to the hospital in Brownsville. No further action taken.
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