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39 year old Female arrested for possession at Port of Entry

A 39-year-old female identified as Paola Guadalupe Munoz Guillen-Guadalajara was arrested on Sunday at Eagle Pass Port of Entry No. 2 for Possession of Controlled Substance.

Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported that deputies were summoned to International Bridge No 2 in reference to two female subjects that had been detained for Possession of Controlled Substance.

Upon arriving at the bridge system, deputies made contact with United States Customs and Border Protection Agents who stated they located 2,200 grams of Heroin and 23,360 grams of methamphetamine in two trap doors found in the vehicle the subjects were in.

The doors and narcotics were found by the floor board of the passenger and driver seats.

Guadalajara was
then placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

A second female was detained for investigation purposes.
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Teenage male commits suicide

A 19-year-old Eagle Pass male adult is reported to have committed suicide on Friday, September 13.

Law Enforcement officials and Fire Department Paramedics responded to a 911 emergency call at an abandoned home located in an area along Hillcrest St regarding a possible deceased individual.

Upon arriving at the scene officials found the lifeless body of the young male.

EP Police officials are currently investigating the tragic incident but all indications lead to a possible suicide by hanging.

The body of the young man was spotted by a pedestrian passing by the area who then called 911

Male individual shot on Quarry St

A male individual was shot at least once on Monday, September 9, 2019, at approximately 6:43 pm in an area along the 2100 block of Quarry St.

Law enforcement officials responded to a report of shots fired in the area.

Investigating officers
arrived at a residence and discovered a 21-year-old male who had sustained an
apparent gunshot wound to the abdominal area.

Officers immediately began first aid
until EMS units arrived at the scene and transported the male subject to the Fort Duncan
Regional Medical Center’s emergency room for treatment.

The male victim was later transferred to a medical facility in
San Antonio, Texas via Airlife and his current condition has not been updated.

Police Department Crime Scene Investigators arrived on scene and later detained a person of interest. Further details will be released at a later date as the investigation continues as per Chief of Police Alberto Guajardo.

Motor vehicle accident between USBP and private vehicles

A motor vehicle accident between a United States Border Patrol Agent and private citizen vehicles occurred on Saturday, September 7.

Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported that at approximately 10:40 pm deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Hwy 277 North approximately 2 miles past Elm Creek.

Upon arriving at the scene Deputies made contact with 4 individuals including a Border Patrol Agent who had been involved in an accident.

Deputies summoned the Eagle Pass Fire Department to the scene.

Sheriff Schmerber states that preliminary investigations revealed a Border Patrol Ford F250 truck was traveling Northbound on U.S. Hwy 277 North and veered to the right
(shoulder).

The Border Patrol attempted to make a left turn into a ranch and struck a 2006 Black Kia Soul driven by Elvia Guerrero (26 y.o.a) that was
also traveling Northbound.

The passengers of the Kia were identified as Elena Guerrero (22 y.o.a) and Lucy Thelma Rodriguez (51 y.o.a).

All three occupants of the Kia were transported to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center for further
evaluation and treatment.

Two of the females taken to the hospital were shortly transported
by AIR-EVAC to San Antonio in critical but stable condition.

Eagle Pass Fire Department sees increase in emergency calls

The Eagle Pass Fire Department has seen a 13% increase in emergency calls during 2019 as compared to 2018.

During 2019 the fire department has responded to 5, 205 emergency calls, an increase of approximately 580 calls as compared to 2018 which recorded 4,625 calls.

With four more months left in the fiscal year, the number of calls is expected to increase even further.

This growth has been gradually increasing on a yearly basis.

This type of growth certainly puts a strain on the Eagle Pass Fire Department and personnel.

Surge in motor vehicle accidents seen in statistics released from TxDOT

During 2018 there was an average of 3 motor vehicle accidents per day in Maverick County.

During the year, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported 1,093 Motor Vehicle accidents in Maverick County with 5 fatalities. Of those accidents, there were approximately 326 injuries reported with 15 of the crashes deemed as serious.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety the number of motor vehicle accidents during 2018 increased by 32 % as compared to 2017. The number of injuries reported skyrocketed by 154% as well.

In 2017 there were 831 accidents reported with 7 fatalities, 128 injuries and 14 of the crashes reported as serious.

During 2016 there were 795 car crashes reported in Maverick County with 8 fatalities 136 injuries, and 8 crashes deemed as serious.

In a span of two years from 2016 to 2018 the number of motor vehicle accidents in our community has increased by 37%. Injuries during those crashes have also gone up by 140%.

The increase in motor vehicle accidents in our community can be attributed to an influx of traffic into our region.

To better understand the growth of motor vehicle accidents in our community a review of 2008 statistics was done.

During 2008 there were 453 motor vehicle accidents reported.

In a span of 10 years there has been an 141% increase going from 453 crashes in during 2008 to 1,093 in 2018.

Law enforcement officials continuously ask the community to be careful when driving including no cell phone usage when behind the wheel.

During 2018, 345 or 32 % of the car crashes reported in Maverick County were attributed to distracted driving according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

District Attorney’s office secure 63 indictments

Prosecutors Roberto Serna, Robert Lee Little, Martha Alicia Ponce, and Amanda Riojas reviewed, prepared and/or presented felony-offense cases to members of the Grand Jury of the July 2019 term in Maverick County on August 21st, 2019 and in Dimmit and Zavala County on August 23rd, 2019.

The Grand Jurors returned 18 indictments in Maverick County, 21 indictments in Dimmit County, and 24 indictments in Zavala County, for a total of 63 indictments for all three counties.

The District Attorney’s Office would like to thank the grand jurors of the July 2019 term for their time, effort, dedication and service over the next five months. The District Attorney’s Office would also like to thank all the law enforcement agencies who have investigated and prepared their cases for presentation to the Grand Jury, especially to the District Attorney’s Investigators Eloy Garcia, Mario Santoya, Clemente De Hoyos, Richard Guzman, and Erasmo Ramon.

The District Attorney’s Office will continue to hold Grand Jury in Maverick, Zavala and Dimmit County every month where many felony-offense cases will be presented to members of the Grand Jury