Auto mechanic stabs co-worker
The Brownsville Herald
October 2, 2005 — Police are looking for a Honduran auto mechanic after he allegedly used a screwdriver to stab a co-worker in the stomach during a Saturday evening argument.
An employee at the Valley Tire Shop at East 14th and Lincoln streets told police he confronted a man known only as “El Hondureño” about drinking on the job shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday.
The employee told police that the Hondureño, or the Honduran man, is a good mechanic and auto body specialist but has problems drinking on the job.
The undocumented Honduran immigrant allegedly got upset with the criticism and used a screwdriver to stab his co-worker in the stomach.
Paramedics treated the co-worker at the scene but the Honduran man is facing aggravated assault charges.
The Honduran immigrant reportedly had black, slicked-back hair and was last seeing running towards the Rio Grande. He was wearing a dark shirt and jeans.
Gardener arrested in fake document scam
Federal agents arrested a father of nine children on Thursday after he allegedly turned to producing fake immigration documents to make ends meet.
Jail records show that U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents arrested David Rey Landeros, 36, Thursday morning on federal fraud and identity theft charges.
According to a criminal complaint, Landeros was sleeping when agents received permission from his wife to search the couple’s home on the 2600 block of Tulipan Street.
Agents found 10 Social Security cards, two blank city of Brownsville birth certificates, six blank I-94 immigration documents, five Texas driver’s licenses and stamps for the city of Brownsville, the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
The self-employed gardener admitted to agents that he bought the stamps in Reynosa and sold false documents out of his home.
Landeros appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Felix Recio Friday morning but was denied bond based on concerns that he might flee to Mexico.
Jailer fails to appear in court for domestic violence
A Cameron County jailer failed to appear in court to face a domestic violence charge during a Wednesday morning arraignment.
Court records show that Manuel Urbina, 37, failed to appear before County Court at-Law No. 1 Judge Janet Leal to face a Class A misdemeanor family violence assault charge.
According to a Brownsville police report, Urbina got into a drunken argument with his wife and threatened to kill her after he grabbed her face and pushed her into a car.
County employment records show that Urbina is employed as a guard with the Cameron County jail system.
The woman filed charges against her husband and received a protective order from Judge Abel Limas with the 404th state District Court on Monday.
Court records show that officials mailed a notice about the Wednesday morning arraignment to Urbina but he failed to appear.
Thirteen teenagers arrested in burglary
Deputy constables arrested a group of 13 teenagers after they were caught burglarizing and vandalizing a vacant house Wednesday afternoon.
Precinct 2 Constable Abel Gomez said authorities received a report that the teenagers broke into a house for sale on the 6800 block of Monte Bello Circle Wednesday afternoon.
Deputy constables said two teenage suspects fled through a window when they arrived but found 13 teenagers inside the house.
Gomez said investigators believe the teenagers broke into the house but learned it was empty and decided to vandalize it instead.
Deputy constables arrested 17-year-old David Macias as well as seven girls and five teenage boys ranging in ages from 14 to 16.
Jail records show the teenagers were charged with burglary of a habitation and criminal mischief.
Gomez said at least two or three other homes in the area have been burglarized prompting more patrols but investigators have not verified a connection the other burglaries and the Wednesday arrests.
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