Authorities Say 9 Mexican Mafia Savages Charged in Spring Break Stabbing

KRGV-TV — Weslaco, Texas
Cameron Co., Texas — Authorities say nine Mexican Mafia members accused in a stabbing at South Padre Island during Spring Break are now charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and engaging in criminal activity. — The group from the San Antonio area is allegedly connected to the March 17 stabbing of 21-year-old Derek Madrigal. He was hospitalized for 10 days following the attack… Read More

Mexican grabbed with over 12 pounds of cocaine at checkpoint

Alamogordo (NM) Daily News
U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a 48-year-old Mexican citizen who had 12.32 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $394,000 Friday at the U.S. Highway 54 checkpoint south of Alamogordo, a Border Patrol spokeswoman said. — Border Patrol agent Melissa M. Maraj said Jose Angel Villanueva-Gomez entered the U.S. Highway 54 checkpoint driving his pickup truck Friday morning when a Border Patrol K-9 dog was alerted to the presence of narcotics. — Maraj said agents directed Villanueva-Gomez to a secondary inspection area, where agents conducted a more in-depth search of his truck… Read More

Mexican caught with 178 pounds of weed

KDBC-TV — El Paso
Presidio, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Presidio port of entry in seized 178 pounds of marijuana Wednesday afternoon. A 30-year-old Mexican man was arrested in the failed smuggling attempt. — “This is a very significant marijuana seizure and the largest recorded at the Presidio port of entry since a 392-pound bust we made here in October of last year,” said acting CBP Presidio Port Director Jesus Chavez. “CBP officers at the Presidio port remain vigilant and thorough in their inspections. — CBP Officers found that a Chevrolet Silverado entering from Mexico had three metal boxes hidden inside the fuel tank after an investigation. The metal boxes were opened revealing compressed marijuana… Read More

Mexican gets prison in meth case

McAllen (Texas) Monitor
A federal judge sentenced a Mexican national to more than 17 years in prison after he was found with methamphetamine. — Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested Jose Angel Saavredra Moreno, 23, in December 2010. He later admitted that he attempted to make arrangements to hire a driver to move more than four pounds of meth between McAllen and Atlanta… Read More

British weasel arrested after teen reports sexual contact

KATU-TV — Portland, OregonLimey
A local soccer coach is facing sex crime charges after a 16-year-old girl on the team said she had a sexual relationship with the man. — Dean A. Fowell, 26, was arrested over the weekend after police in West Linn took a report from a teenage girl who told them there had been sexual contact between her and her soccer coach for the past two years. — Fowell was taken into custody following a soccer game at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. — During his first court appearance on Monday, he was charged with three counts of sexual abuse in the second degree… Read More

Suspected invader busted peeking up skirts at mall

South Florida Sun-SentinelScumbag Alert!
A man was charged Thursday with voyeurism by Sunrise Police, who say he aimed a video camera up the skirts of customers at Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th store in Sawgrass Mills mall. — Reading from a police report, Broward Judge John “Jay” Hurley said Mel Ortiz’s alleged activities were spotted by Saks employees who called police. Using a Spanish-speaking interpreter Friday, Ortiz, 29, told Hurley he was unemployed, had $4,000 in the bank and has lived in South Florida for the past six years… Read More

Suspected invader arrested for driving drunk with kids in car

Metrowest Daily News — Framingham, Mass.Drunk Busted
A Framingham man with two young children in his car was arrested by police on drunk driving and other charges Thursday. — Police began tailing Osmar Reis, 46, on Leland Street around 9:41 p.m. after observing the 29 Highland St. man swerving across the yellow lines and roll through a stop sign, Framingham Police spokesman Lt. Ron Brandolini said. — The officers stopped his green Toyota Corolla on Irving Street. Reis was slurring his speech and had glassy eyes, according to Brandolini, and did not have a driver’s license… Read More

70 arrested in Chattanooga police sweep

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times-Free Press
A citywide sweep by Chattanooga, Hamilton County and federal officers netted 21 felony arrests and 49 misdemeanor arrests over two days, police said Saturday. — Spokesman Nathan Hartwig said police were responding to a rash of robberies in recent weeks. — One of the people arrested in the Thursday-Friday roundup is suspected of involvement in the robberies, Hartwig said. Eight people were arrested on federal indictments, of which three are validated gang members, he said. — Officers also executed 29 arrest warrants and 3 search warrants, made 116 traffic stops and handed out 113 moving citations, Hartwig said. They conducted seven probation/parole checks, made 10 gang arrests and 34 gang contacts… Read More

9 arrested, 500 pounds of pot and AK-47 seized by multi-agency operation

KVOA-TV — Tucson, Arizona
A multi-agency operation resulted in the arrest of nine suspects, and the seizure of an AK-47 and almost 500 pounds of marijuana near Interstate 8 in Stanfield, Arizona Wednesday night. — At about 10 p.m. Wednesday, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies teamed up and used detection equipment and air assets to intervene and deny smugglers from delivering narcotics to their designated location, according to a news release from Customs and Border Protection. — Nine suspects were arrested, and authorities seized an AK-47 assault rifle and 498 pounds of marijuana near Interstate 8 in Stanfield, the release states… Read More

Six arrested in alleged fake document, meth ring

KSL-TV — Salt Lake CityFake ID 130W
A state strike force has busted an operation that was allegedly selling drugs and false ID cards. — Six suspects were arrested Thursday while executing a search warrant at an apartment complex in Midvale. — The Utah attorney general’s SECURE Strike Force arrested the group as part of lengthy investigation into an organization suspected selling methamphetamine and false Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and “green cards.” — “For those people out there wondering how big a problem this is, it’s been huge,” said chief deputy attorney general Kirk Torgenson.  Similar operations “are just all over the place, manufacturing false social cards, numbers, drivers licenses, you know, the whole thing.” ...Read More