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Dept of Homeland Security incident leads to rollover and chase

A Human trafficking Incident in an area near Bracketville led to a rollover accident and high speed chase of another vehicle on Friday, September 20.

Del Río Sector Border Patrol reported that two individuals are in custody after two vehicles failed to yield to U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brackettville Station.

On Friday Border Patrol agents attempted to perform traffic stops on two vehicles on Ranch Road 674 near Brackettville. Both drivers failed to yield, leading agents on a pursuit.

The driver of the lead vehicle, a maroon Nissan sedan, lost control of the vehicle. Several occupants fled from the vehicle into the nearby brush. One individual was apprehended, required medical assistance and was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Border Patrol agents assisted the injured subject and began searching for the other occupants. The driver of the second vehicle, a silver Nissan sedan continued attempting to evade law enforcement by failing to stop their vehicle. Edwards County Sheriff’s deputies took over pursuit of the second vehicle. Kerr County Sheriff’s deputies utilized a controlled tire deflation device to stop the vehicle near Mountain Home, and were able to apprehend the driver. No further injuries have been reported.

Agents and deputies continue to search for the people who ran from the vehicles

Female injured in single vehicle rollover

Maverick County Sheriff Tom Schmerber reported that a 42-year-old female identified as Aide Araceli Medina was transported to a San Antonio, Tx hospital after she was involved in a single vehicle rollover accident on Wednesday evening.

Sheriff Schmerber states that deputies responded to a single motor vehicle accident (rollover) on U.S. Hwy 277 North where a 1996 White Ford Dumpster truck driven by Medina was traveling
Northbound and veered off the road.

Medina attempted to over correct
the wheel losing control.

EMS were summoned to location where Medina was then transported by AIR-EVAC to University Hospital in San Antonio in critical but stable condition.

DPS arrived to location and took over the investigation.

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.

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

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.