Police blotter for 4-30-2015

Special to the PRESS

Wasted days and wasted nights

At approximately 7:25 p.m. on Friday April 17, a police officer was dispatched to call at the 1000 block of Trout in reference to a civil matter. Upon arrival the officer made contact with the complainant who advised that she wanted her daughter and son-in-law out of the residence. The complainant advised that they do not want to help out with rent or other bills. She also stated that all they do during the day is drink and get drunk. Daughter and son-in-law advised that they would only stay there for the night and leave tomorrow morning being the soonest. A report was filed and no further action was taken and the police resumed patrol duties at this time.

Jail Stripes

At approximately 11:32 p.m. on February 18, a police officer assisted officers who were out on a disturbance at Stripes Convenient Store. While the disturbance was being investigated by units on scene, the officer gathered complainant and witness information for the case. During this time it was discovered that the witness and employee at the Stripes store had a local warrant with the Port Isabel Police Department. The stripes employee was arrested and transported to the Police Department where she was booked in and paid the fine without incident.

Wiper, no swiping!

At approximately 9:55 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, an officer was dispatched to a Walmart in reference to a shoplifter that was being detained in the customer service lobby. Upon arrival the officer was informed that the male subject had walked past the cash registers without paying for two car wipers. Both wipers were valued at $12.38.  The male subject was given a citation to appear at the Municipal Court in Port Isabel.  All information was taken down for the report and the officer resumed patrol.

Ice cream social

At approximately 9:02 p.m. on April 18, police responded to a Dairy Queen in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, police spoke with witnesses to the incident and gathered actor information. One of the witnesses informed me that her vehicle sustained damage during the disturbance due to one of the actors pushing the other into her vehicle. An officer identified the actors (juveniles) involved and discovered that the other party involved had fled the scene. They were later located and escorted back to Dairy Queen. Parents were contacted and citations were issued to the parties involved. The parents of the actor mediated with the owner of the vehicle to resolve the damages sustained by the vehicle. Police returned to service.

Taken or mistaken?

At approximately 1:59 p.m. On April 19 an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of W. Hickman in reference to a fraud report. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with a male subject advising that he was notified by the local cell phone provider that someone had been using his identifying information, to purchase cell phones by contract, at the location. Upon further investigation, police were informed by the representative at the location that a general notice to all franchised locations was issued that a person by a common last name was doing so. The representative also stated that no such purchases were made at that location and the male subject’s information wasn’t being used. She also stated that the male subject simply misunderstood the information that was given to him. At no time did she state that his identifying information was being used fraudulently, only that they shared a common last name. The officer gathered all information for a report and resumed patrol.


At approximately 1:20 p.m. On April 20, an officer was dispatched to the 700 block of N. Yturria in reference to a past theft. Upon arrival the officer made contact with the city manager who stated someone stole a dragon made out of Ivory from the entrance of the front lobby. The city manager is unaware of who is responsible for taking the ivory dragon without consent. The officer then gathered information for a report and resumed patrol. No further action taken at this time.

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