Odessa Police Department Press Release
25-year-old Catherine Harms
Odessa Police arrested Harms on 3-18-15 at approximately 0122 hours for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More, a 3rd Degree Felony. While patrolling the 3500 block of North Grandview, officers observed a silver Dodge Avenger with severe front end damage that was smoking, leading officers to believe that it had recently been involved in a crash.
A traffic stop was conducted on the listed vehicle and the driver was identified as Harms. While making contact with Harms, officers could smell an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from her. Harms also had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. Harms was placed into custody for driving while intoxicated after failing field sobriety tests.
Investigation revealed Harms had multiple prior convictions for driving while intoxicated. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Harms was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.
41-year-old Penny Serna
Odessa Police arrested Serna on 3-18-15 at approximately 1505 hours for Theft of Property with at least Two Prior Convictions “State Jail Felony” and Criminal Trespass “Class B Misdemeanor”. Officers responded to 4101 East 42nd Street (Music City Mall) in reference to a criminal trespass. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Music Mall security, who advised they had permanently criminally trespassed a female subject from the mall.
Officers made contact with the suspect, identified as Serna. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Serna was placed into custody for criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor. While inventorying Serna's property, they discovered two bottles of perfume. Investigation revealed that the two stolen bottles of perfume belonged to JCPenney.
The two bottle of perfume, valued at approximately $146, were returned to JCPenney. Further investigation revealed Serna had multiple prior convictions for theft. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Serna was additionally charged with theft of property “State Jail Felony” and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.