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14 alleged gang members arrested

April 30, 2011

More than a dozen arrests were made this week as part of an effort to seek out violent gang members with outstanding warrants and those involved in gang-related criminal activity, according to local law enforcement officials.

Part of ICE Surge 2011 and in support of Operation Community Shield, law enforcement officials with the Big Spring Police Department, Howard County Sheriff’s Office, Customs & Border Protection (Air/Marine) and Enforcement Removal Operations made 14 arrests between Tuesday and Thursday as a result of the investigation.

According to a press release issued Friday by Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the BSPD, “It has been determined that a large gang presence has been established in the Howard County area whereby violent gang members are posing a significant threat to this West Texas community.”

An analysis of the criminal histories of the subjects revealed arrests for assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, weapons offenses, drug possession and distribution, escaping and eluding law enforcement, burglary of a residence and building and theft of automobiles, according to Everett.

“The ICE Surge 2011 resulted in the arrests of 14 subjects and the seizure of two weapons, 5.2 grams of crack cocaine, 1.8 grams of powder cocaine, $3,664 in U.S. currency and the recovery of one stolen vehicle,” Everett said.

Those arrested include:
• Mark Arguello, 37, member of the criminal gang West Texas Tango Blast and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on outstanding felony warrants (driving while intoxicated – third or more offense and a parole violation, per BSPD reports).
• Kelli Ann McAdams, 29, claimed no gang affiliation and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on outstanding warrants (driving while intoxicated – second offense, per BSPD reports).
• John Ramirez, 44, member of the criminal gang Mexican Mafia and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on outstanding warrants (parole violation, per BSPD reports).
• Ricky Wayne Washburn, 52, of 1100 Richie Rd., claimed no gang affiliation and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (less than 200 grams in a drug free zone, per BSPD reports).
• Lionso Lee Jimenez III, 32, member of the criminal gang Texas Syndicate and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on outstanding warrants (an Austin warrant for violation of parole, per BSPD reports).
• Alexander Burciaga, 21, of 2516 Gunter, member of the criminal gang Texas Born Hustler and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on outstanding warrants (failure to maintain financial responsibility, failure to appear - four counts, no driver's license when unlicensed - two counts, and in park after hours, per BSPD reports).
• Melissa Segundo, 24, of 2609 Wasson Rd. Apt. 68, associate of the criminal gang Texas Born Hustler and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on outstanding warrants.
• Roy Carter, 36, claimed no gang affiliation and is a U.S. Citizen, was arrested on outstanding warrants.
• Christopher Daniel Marquez, 17, member of the criminal gang True F...ing Mexican and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on outstanding warrants (possession of a controlled substance, theft of a firearm and unlawfully carrying a weapon, per BSPD reports, per BSPD reports).
• Hermenejillo Orosco III, 45, of 1101 N. Bell St., claimed no gang affiliation and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on outstanding warrants.
• Jaime Renteria, 48, of 1009 N. Bell, claimed no gang affiliation and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on outstanding warrants ( driving while license invalid and failure to appear, per BSPD reports).
• Lisa Ybarra, 41, of 1504 E. Fifth St., claimed no gang affiliation and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on outstanding warrants (possession of drug paraphernalia, per BSPD reports).
• Steven Evans, 22, claimed no gang affiliation and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on a charge of stolen vehicle (of burglary of a habitation and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, per BSPD reports).
• Mary Guthrie Nelson, 49, claimed no gang affiliation and is a U.S. citizen, was arrested on an outstanding warrant (charges of forgery of a financial instrument - two counts, and municipal warrants for running a red light, violation of a promise to appear - two counts, expired motor vehicle inspection, running a stop sign, displaying an expired registration, failure to maintain financial responsibility and no license plate).

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