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Odessa Police Department Recent Felony Arrests

27-Year-Old Luis Acosta

Odessa Police arrested Acosta on 11-2-14 at approximately 0240 hours for Evading with a Motor Vehicle, a State Jail Felony. While patrolling the Quality Inn parking lot (3001 East Highway 80), officers observed a Hispanic male sitting in the driver's seat of a maroon 2007 Chevrolet Silverado.

Through the window, officers observed the subject snorting a white powdery substance out of a semi-folded dollar bill. Officers attempted to open the driver door of the listed vehicle but were unable to because it was locked. Officers instructed the driver repeatedly to open the door but he shifted the vehicle into gear and fled the scene.

The listed vehicle evaded officers northbound on JBS Parkway. Officers observed the listed vehicle enter a parking lot located at Brittany Lane and Oakwood. The listed vehicle eventually stopped for officers and the driver was identified as Acosta, who was charged and arrested accordingly.

18-Year-Old Isaiah Mosby and 19-Year-Old Nick Larez

Odessa Police arrested Mosby on 11-2-14 at approximately 1320 hours for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle “State Jail Felony”, Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle “State Jail Felony”, and Displaying a Fictitious License Plate “Class B Misdemeanor”. Officers observed a tan Toyota Camry traveling southbound in the 100 block of North Dixie.

Officers ran the license plate in their computer and it came back to a maroon 1994 Saturn. Officers activated their emergency lights and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the listed vehicle but it evaded officers and accelerated southbound on Dixie at a very high rate of speed.

As officers approached the 900 block of South Dixie, they observed that the vehicle had struck a parked vehicle, in a parking lot located in the 1000 block of Magnolia. Several witnesses immediately reported that two subjects had exited the listed vehicle and fled on foot. Both subjects were eventually caught by police.

One of the witnesses positively identified Mosby as the driver of the listed vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the listed vehicle had been reported stolen earlier. The passenger of the listed vehicle, identified as Nick Larez, was charged with possession of marijuana. Mosby was also charged and arrested accordingly.

18-Year-Old Joshua Gomez and 20-Year-Old Julian Romero

Odessa Police arrested Gomez on 11-2-14 at approximately 0010 hours for Delivery of Cocaine “1st Degree Felony”, Evading “Class A Misdemeanor”, Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon “Class A Misdemeanor”, Resisting Arrest or Detention “Class A Misdemeanor”, and Possession of Marijuana “Class B Misdemeanor”. Romero was arrested for Possession of Cocaine, a State Jail Felony.

Officers observed a white 2012 Kia Sorenta run a stop sign at Standard and Murphy. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Gomez and the passenger as Romero. Officers could immediately smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers also observed marijuana on the pants of Gomez. Officers searched Romero and discovered cocaine in his right pocket.

Officers searched Gomez and discovered several bags of cocaine inside his pockets. Gomez later pushed Corporal Jeremy Walsh and immediately started sprinting away from the scene. Another officer caught Gomez and took him to the ground. As Gomez and the officer were on the ground, Gomez continued pushing the officer. Officers then heard a sound like metal hitting the pavement.

Officers looked behind them and observed a black handgun that had fallen from Gomez during the takedown. Gomez was still struggling around on the ground in order to break free. Officers were eventually able to gain control of Gomez and placed him into a patrol unit. Officers searched Gomez's back pocket and discovered a digital scale with cocaine residue on it.

The cocaine weighed approximately 6.1 grams. Gomez admitted to officers that received the handgun during a drug trade. The weapon recovered was a Glock 27 .40 caliber. Officers searched the vehicle and discovered approximately 3.7 grams of marijuana along with more drug paraphernalia. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, both subjects were charged and arrested accordingly.

20-Year-Old Leobardo Hernandez

Odessa Police arrested Hernandez on 11-1-14 at approximately 0116 hours for Theft of a Firearm “State Jail Felony”, Evading Arrest or Detention “Class A Misdemeanor”, False Identification “Class B Misdemeanor”, and Public Intoxication “Class C Misdemeanor”. Officers responded to the parking lot of Graham's Central Station in reference to a possible crash.

Upon arrival, officers observed a male subject standing outside of a black Cadillac, which had substantial damage to it. As soon as officers made contact with the male subject, he closed the car door and immediately began running westbound through the parking lot. Officers caught the male subject after a short pursuit. The male subject initially identified himself as Jose Tarango, 19 years of age.

Further investigation revealed his real name was Leobardo Hernandez. Officers could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and peron. Hernadez was also found to be in possession of handgun, which had previously been reported stolen. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Hernandez was charged and arrested accordingly.

26-Year-Old Jermaine Benard Mike

Odessa Police arrested Mike on 11-1-14 at approximately 2317 hours for Possession of Ecstasy “State Jail Felony” and False Identification – Fugitive From Justice “Class A Misdemeanor”. Officers observed a blue Nissan Sentra traveling eastbound in the 4800 block of East 42nd Street changing lanes without signaling. A traffic stop was conducted and the front passenger identified himself as Terrance Howard.

Further investigation revealed the passenger's real name was Jermaine Mike. Officers searched the listed vehicle and discovered a bag containing multiple ecstasy pills. Mike admitted that the pills belonged to him. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Mike was charged and arrested accordingly. The driver was released from the scene.

42-Year-Old Felix Anaya Gutierrez

Odessa Police arrested Gutierrez on 10-31-14 at approximately 2133 hours for Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger, a State Jail Felony. Officers responded to the 4900 block of Andrews Highway in reference to a major crash. Investigation revealed that a Ford F-150 failed to yield the right of way to a black Chevrolet and struck it. Officers made contact with the driver of the F-150, identified as Gutierrez.

Officers could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the breath of Gutierrez. Officers placed Gutierrez into custody for driving while intoxicated after failing the field sobriety tests. Investigation revealed that a 6-year-old male passenger was inside the F-150 during the crash. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Gutierrez was charged and arrested accordingly.

23-Year-Old Logan Hatfield

Odessa Police arrested Hatfield on 11-1-14 at approximately 1537 hours for Parole Warrant (Burglary of a Habitation, a Second Degree Felony). Officers conducted a traffic stop on gray 2002 Chevrolet 1500 in the 1200 block of West 26th Street. The driver was identified as Hatfield. A warrant check revealed Hatfield had a parole violation warrant for burglary of a habitation. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Hatfield was charged and arrested accordingly.

22-Year-Old Jose Jurado

Odessa Police arrested Jurado on 11-1-14 at approximately 2245 hours for Burglary of a Habitation, a Second Degree Felony. Officers observed a blue 1995 Ford Escort traveling in the 1300 block of East 2nd Street with an expired registration sticker. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Jurado. Dispatch advised Jurado had a felony burglary warrant out for his arrest. Jurado was charged and arrested accordingly.

39-Year-Old Juan Najera

Odessa Police arrested Najera on 11-2-14 at approximately 2049 hours for Driving While Intoxicated Third or More “3rd Degree Felony” and Possession of Cocaine “State Jail Felony”. Officers observed a black Chevrolet Tahoe with an expired inspection sticker at Dixie and Pearl. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Najera. Officers could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.

Najera was placed into custody after failing standard field sobriety tests. Dispatch advised Najera had multiple prior convictions for driving while intoxicated. While searching Najera, officers discovered cocaine inside his jeans pocket. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Najera was charged and arrested accordingly.

35-Year-Old Rene Lara, Jr.

Odessa Police arrested Lara on 11-3-14 at approximately 1032 hours for Possession of Cocaine “State Jail Felony”, Driving While License Invalid with Prior Convictions “Class B Misdemeanor”, and No Proof of Insurance with Prior Convictions “Class B Misdemeanor”. Officers observed a white Ford truck traveling eastbound in the 900 block of Snyder with an expired inspection sticker.

A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Lara. Officers searched the listed vehicle and discovered cocaine. Lara's license was suspended with prior convictions. Lara also had no proof of insurance with prior convictions. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Lara was charged and arrested accordingly.

28-Year-Old Leonard Martinez, 33-Year-Old James Scott and 26-Year-Old Roxie Rivera

Odessa Police arrested Martinez, Scott, and Rivera on 11-4-14 at approximately 0150 hours for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity “3rd Degree Felony” and Burglary of a Building “State Jail Felony”. Officers responded to 6215 East Highway 191 in reference to a burglary in progress at P.S. Aeropostale. Upon arrival, officers observed forced entry into the business and discovered clothing to be missing from the store.

Other officers in the area observed a 2014 Ford Focus , occupied three times, in the area of the burglary and conducted a traffic stop on it for not having its headlamps on. Officers observed in the back seat clothing items with security tags still attached to them. All three subjects, identified as Martinez, Scott, and Rivera, were detained for further investigation. Officers observed glass fragments embedded in the shoe soles of Scott and Martinez.

Investigation revealed all three subjects participated in the burglary of the business and stole several clothing items. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, all three subjects were charged and arrested accordingly. All of the stolen clothing and merchandise was returned to the store. The mug shot of Scott was taken in June of 2014 and was provided by the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office.

33-Year-Old Eliseo Regalado, Jr.

Odessa Police arrested Regalado on 11-1-14 at approximately 0325 hours for Possession of Cocaine, a State Jail Felony. Officers observed a black Chevrolet traveling in the 700 block of Beal with a defective brake lamp. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was identified as Regalado. Officers searched the listed vehicle and discovered several crack rocks near the driver's seat. Regalado was charged and arrested accordingly.

49-Year-Old Jerry Scott Crispin

Odessa Police arrested Crispin on 11-2-14 at approximately 1052 hours for Possession of Cocaine, a State Jail Felony. Officers responded to the 6300 block of Bainbridge in reference to a male subject passed out in the driver's seat of a 2003 GMC Sierra. Upon making contact with the driver, officers observed a male sleeping in the vehicle and could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.

The driver was identified as Crispin. Officers observed in plain view a partially cut straw, a razor blade, and a white powdery substance. Officers tested the substance, which came back positive for cocaine. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Crispin was charged and arrested accordingly.

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