PRESS staff report
With friends like these…
At approximately 2:32 a.m. on April 8, a police officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Island Avenue in reference to a theft. Upon arrival the officer made contact with two men who advised that a friend they had just had over had stolen their iPad, a Green Dot debit card, approximately $40 cash out of their wallets and one of the men’s Texas driver’s license. The officer then gathered information for a report and resumed patrol.
She came out squeaky clean
At approximately 12:28 p.m. on Friday, April 10, an officer was dispatched to a car wash in reference to a woman who had fallen and was unable to get up. Upon arrival the officer saw a woman by her truck and was informed that she had slipped and couldn’t get up. After asking her if she was ok and if anything was broken the woman replied “no.” As the officer was assisting her, the officer almost slipped due to radiator coolant was on the concrete where the woman had slipped. At the time she was wearing rubber shower shoes. The officer was able to assist her in getting her up and she drove off. A few minutes later she waved the same officer down and informed the officer that the car wash machine had turned off and that she needed to get ahold of the person in charge to let him know that the car wash owed her a car wash. All information was taken down for the report and the officer resumed patrol.
At approximately 12:04 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, an officer was dispatched to Highway 100 and Highway 48 in reference to a minor two car accident. Upon arrival the officer was met by the driver of Unit 1, who stated that when she was making a right turn, she sneezed and hit a 2014 white Nissan passenger car in front of her causing damage to the rear bumper of the Nissan. Interviewing the driver of Unit 2, he stated that when he was turning right he was hit from behind by Unit 1. The driver of Unit 1 gave the officer her driver license but said that it was suspended and she didn’t have any insurance. Unit 1 was cited for No Driver License, No Liability Insurance and following too close. All information was taken down for the report and the officer resumed patrol.
Need a bigger grocery bag?
At approximately 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, police were dispatched to an H.E.B. parking lot in reference to a man trying to sell his car. Upon arrival the officer was directed inside the H.E.B. where the man was. The manager of H.E.B. informed the man that it was H.E.B.’s policy that people are not allowed to sell any items on the property and that included cars. After talking to the man he left the store a little upset. All information was taken down for the report and the officer resumed patrol.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on April 11, an officer was notified by police dispatch of a possible intoxicated driver coming over the Causeway westbound into Port Isabel from South Padre Island. The description was a black Chevrolet pickup with a light bar on top. As the officer waited for the vehicle to come off the Causeway it was involved in a multiple vehicle accident as it approached the light in Port Isabel. Upon arrival, the officer checked for injuries and made contact with the driver of the black pickup. The officer immediately smelled an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person and noticed he was speaking with slurred speech. Due to the location not being a safe location to perform a Standard Field Sobriety Test and the area not being level, the officer took the driver into custody and took him to the Port Isabel Police Department. Once there, the driver could not pass the SFST and refused a breathalyzer test. He was arrested for DWI and booked into the City Jail. Police returned to service.
Dateline: Suspicious cowboy
At approximately 5:36 p.m. on April 13, and officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Port Road in reference to suspicious subject in the area. Upon arrival the officer made contact with a man matching the same description given by dispatch. The subject was described as wearing a cowboy hat, blue shirt and blue jeans walking by the concession stand. Dispatch advised that the man was possibly a sex offender, and after processing his information through dispatch, a confirmation was received. The man was not near any children other than those of his family. The officer gathered all information for a report and resumed patrol.
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