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1 Police News LIVE Every Monday Evening 5:30-6:30 p.m. Subscription form for THE POLICE NEWS on page 6 ON THE SCENE with The Police News THE POLICE NEWS VOLUME VI, NUMBER 7 July 2009 Texas' Largest Police News Publication Modern Day Cattle Rustler Lassoed By Texas Posse By Marie Beth Jones A cattle theft operation billed as the largest in the 132- year history of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association was cleared and the lawful owners of the animals either got them back or received full restitution. A total of 289 cattle worth over $250,000 were stolen over a period of nine months from ranchers in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Austin, Walker, Grimes, and Galveston counties. A cattle buyer at a livestock auction in Groesbeck spotted this calf as it came through the sales ring in June of 2006, and notified authorities. The investigation began on a relatively small scale on September 16, 2005, when Mike Vera, foreman of a ranch owned by Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, called the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office to report the theft of 15 calves and 15 cows. Two weeks later Vera called again. Fifteen more calves had been stolen, he said. Then on November 8, E.R. Milstead reported to the Pearland Police Department that someone had stolen 22 cows and nine calves. The reports of cattle thefts kept coming in, involving a number of jurisdictions: December 11, Joe Dixon of Friendswood, 11 Brangus cows, a bull, and three calves; December 19, Mr. Hindman of Manvel, two cows and 16 calves; January 3, 2006, Leon Washington, 50 cows and eight calves taken from Harris County; January 23, 2006, James Badon of Alvin, 11 calves; February 16, Pete Vacek, 14 cows, 11 calves and two bulls taken in Fort Bend County; and February 21, 2006, Jorge Galvan, 12 calves and two cows taken from Angleton. Cattle Rustlers...Cont. on pg 7 Traffic Stops Why Police Do What They Do When They Pull You Over By Joe Buckley Many serious crimes have been solved as a result of a traffic stop or chance encounter with a police officer: A vehicle is stopped for running a red light and it is determined that the occupants just held up a liquor store or burglarized a warehouse; a driver is pulled over because of an equipment violation and, through questioning, the officer learns that the other occupant in the vehicle is wanted on a felony warrant. The media use these stories to show how stupid criminals are. What the stories really illustrate, however, is the importance of conducting effective roadside interviews by police. The officer conducting a roadside interview is in a unique position to develop incriminating information. Because the initial stop is for a traffic offense, Miranda warnings are not required. Most of these stops are made when the officer see a violation occur so the driver already knows that he or she has been caught doing something wrong and this awareness makes it easier to acknowledge other transgressions. Finally, the driver is and car occupants are caught off guard without the opportunity to create a credible alibi or dispose of incriminating evidence that may be in the vehicle. While it might be tempting to grill every motorist pulled over for speeding to find out if he has sexually molested any children or has a dead body in the trunk of his car, there are moral and legal restrictions placed on expanding the scope of roadside questions beyond the initial traffic violation. For example, some states have ruled that, without reasonable suspicion, it is illegal to ask a person pulled over for a traffic violation permission to search the trunk of the car however that rule does not apply in Texas. In many of these cases, officers cite "gut feelings" or "instincts" as causing them to expand the scope of their questions beyond the initial traffic stop. These officers have stopped hundreds of motorists and know what a normal person s behavioral response is under that circumstance. When a driver or passenger in a car exhibits abnormal behavior, the officer may expand the Traffic Stops...Cont. on pg 3 WANTED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD A-1 Golf Car Nation Inc. A World of Pre-Owned Golf Carts RENTALS FOR ALL OCCASIONS SALES SERVICE WANTED FOR MURDER WE HAVE A LOCATION NEAR YOU Juan Luis Santos-Velas See page College Ave South Houston Galveston County Golf Cars Custom Golf Cart Conversions Hwy 35 Byp Alvin TX Broadway St. Pearland TX Highway 6 Santa Fe TX Family Owned and Operated Pete Rushford See page 6

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3 Traffic Stops...Cont. from pg 1 questioning. It must be remembered that people stopped for traffic violations are, for the most part, guilty of the offense for which they were stopped (speeding, equipment violation, failure to obey a sign, etc.) and will certainly exhibit symptoms of anxiety as a result of being caught. In this sense, persons stopped for a traffic violation are "guilty" of the violation. However, they may exhibit behavior symptoms of guilt or deception because of involvement in some unrelated criminal activity or because they lied to the police officer s questions, e.g., "Where are you coming from? Whose car is this?" Guilt" and "deception" describe people who are involved in something other than the traffic violation for which they were stopped. These are indications that it may prompt the officer to expand the scope of questioning beyond the initial purpose for the stop. During the initial contact with a police officer, most drivers will experience nervousness (hand tremor, eye blinking, or dry mouth. A person may appear agitated and anxious because of a medical emergency. However, extreme nervousness, or fearfulness that increases during the course of questioning may be an indication of guilt to something beyond the initial traffic violation. Symptoms of extreme anxiety include excessive physical movement (pacing, crossing, uncrossing arms, constant hand movements) and mental blocks (inability to recall simple information like an address or an inappropriate response to a simple question). Persons with nothing to hide pull to the side of the road when the officer turns on lights and siren; when at home, they answer the door when the officer knocks on it and respond to questions without objection. Conversely, it is a classic symptom of guilt for a person to run from the police in response to an effort to stop his vehicle or question the suspect at his home. During questioning, guilty persons may engage in behavior that is the equivalent of alluding the officer. The person may be guarded, answering most questions with only a one or two word response. A key deceptive behavior symptom associated with guarded responses is that the he or she does not take time to think about the officer s question. Often these people respond to the officer s questions too quickly or even before the officer finishes asking the question. The deceptive person may evade a direct response to the officer s questions or become challenging: Q "Where are you going this evening?" A: "Nowhere." Q: "Where are you coming from?" A: "What do you mean?" Q: "Who is in the front seat with you?" A: "That s none of your business." Q: "What is his name?" A: "What difference does it make?" At this point it would be reasonable for the officer to pursue an effort to establish the identity of the passenger and the persons whereabouts that evening. Communicating with one s hands (illustrating) occurs when a person is confident and sincere in his statements. Illustrators reinforce the credibility behind the spoken word. The lack of illustrators can be a significant behavior symptom of possible deception.the classic description of a guilty person going through a border stop is that the subject s hands are cemented to the steering wheel at the 11 and 2 o clock positions and his eyes stare straight ahead at the road. Similarly, when questioning a child who has done something wrong, the child will hide his hands by putting them in his pockets. Truthful people use appropriate hand gestures and will actively communicate with their hands. These gestures are not aggressive or threatening, but rather are an extension of communicating thoughts and information to the officer. Deceptive persons often go through a "freeze" response and shut down nonverbally. As a result, their hands do not become involved when answering questions. The difficulty with roadside stops is finding nonthreatening questions to establish behaviors. For example, the following initial questions are fairly standard when a police officer pulls over a car on a traffic stop: "Do you know why I have pulled you over?" "May I see your driver s license?" "Is the information on your license correct?" "Is this your vehicle?" "Where are you headed this afternoon?" For 99% of motorists, these questions should be nonthreatening, but if the person happens to be driving a stolen car, driving with a revoked license or has just robbed a bank, the questions are clearly threatening and he or she may exhibit poor eye contact when answer- H & R Grocery & Meat Market th St. Galveston Custom Meat Orders Italian Sausages Marine & Restaurant Open 7 am to 8 pm Mon. Sat. 8 am to 8 pm Sunday Since Meat Market ing these "nonthreatening" questions. There are many factors that influence nonverbal behavior but a person s words have a single meaning, with the only typical variables being memory or intelligence. If a driver tells an officer that the car he is driving belongs to his father, the fact that a check on the car s ownership comes back to someone else is an inconsistency that certainly requires further questioning. If a car is pulled over and smells of marijuana the officer should certainly ask the driver about the smell. If the driver anxiously explains that his car was parked near a field where leaves were being burned and that the leaves caused the smell, this is an irrational explanation. Based on this analysis, it would certainly be appropriate for the officer to ask the driver, "Have you or anyone else smoked marijuana in this car this evening?" In conclusion, most roadside interviews are routine and straightforward. A car is stopped, a few questions are asked, a citation is issued and the subject is on his way. However, on occasion, the subject of a roadside interview is involved in a more serious crime or has information that is important to other ongoing investigations. These are some brief examples of why police officers do what they do and ask what they ask and how they determine when routine questions should be expanded to cover possible involvement in other criminal activity or guilty knowledge. If you have nothing to hide, just cooperate with the officer, answer his questions, you should be on your way in short order. About The Author: Joe Buckley is President of John E. Reid and Associates, Chicago, Illinois. John E. Reid and Associates provides training programs on investigative interviewing and interrogation techniques. They also have produced a variety of audio and video training programs, as well as several books designed to enhance the investigator's interviewing skills. 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4 Cattle Rustlers...Cont. from pg 1 All of the forensic evidence suggested that just one person was involved in each of the cases, said Brazoria County Sheriff s Investigator Jack Langdon. Langdon was authorized by Brazoria County Sheriff Charles Wagner to head a task force to investigate the thefts, which crossed jurisdictional lines. Officers from the Houston, Pearland, Alvin, and League City police departments; the Fort Bend County Sheriff s Office; the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raiser s Association; and Texas Rangers were involved in the joint effort, Langdon said. Sheriff Wagner gave me the manpower, money, and time to do this, Langdon said, noting that because so many agencies were involved, the case otherwise might not have been solved. Many of the other agencies said they didn t know anything about cattle thefts, but would help in any way they could, Langdon said. The cooperative spirit was essential to solving the case, he said, noting that Houston police provided unlimited Di Bella's Jerome Heath Novak ITALIAN RESTAURANT & CATERING Closed Mondays Tues. Fri. Lunch 11 2 p.m. Tues. Thurs. Dinner 5 10 p.m. Fri. Sat. Dinner 5 11 p.m. Sunday Dinner 5 10 p.m. See our Review at access to its helicopter. We flew every night for a week looking over pastures, fences, and livestock, he said. We also did night-time surveillance, riding over roads throughout Brazoria County, looking for trucks with cattle trailers. The investigating officers worked closely with Texas Rangers Joe Harrelson of Galveston and Jeff Cook of Fort Bend County. The Rangers were authorized by the Texas Department of Public Safety to enlist highway patrol officers to stop all cattle trailers, identify the drivers, and check for stolen cattle. Sheriff Wagner also alerted all Brazoria County s patrol deputies to be on the lookout for cattle trailers and that they stop them day or night in order to identify the people who were moving cattle. Herb Boykin, Brazoria County s livestock deputy, was involved in the watch for cattle trailers, and interviewing ranchers throughout the county in an effort to identify the person or persons responsible for the thefts. The first slight break in the case came when a night watchman saw someone looking over animals at an auction barn Voted Best Italian Restaurant & Friendliest Service in Galveston Co. 31st & Avenue P Galveston near the old blimp base in Hitchcock. The watchman and his grandson were able to give officers a good description of a white Ford Fx4 pickup, which they chased at speeds up to 100 miles per hour all the way to League City, but were unable to get close enough to read the license plate. "This started us looking at the man later charged," Boykin said. "I caught him around FM-521 and SH-35 with a branded calf that also had some scarring from having been caught under a feed trough. "At the time I didn't know it was stolen, but the next day he sold it at auction." Livestock sales barns in other counties, including Grimes and Austin counties had also reported the theft of cattle. In one report, a Black Angus calf with an A brand on the left hip, as well as scarring, was among several calves reported stolen. All sales barns in the state were instructed to look for this stolen calf. A cattle buyer at a livestock auction in Groesbeck spotted this calf as it came through the sales ring in June of 2006, and notified authorities. The task force officers immediately began to investigate, determining the calf had been sold by the Wharton barn to the Groesbeck sale. They tracked the sale back to Jerome Heath Novak, 27, of Pearland, who had sold the calf to the Wharton sale barn. Officers said a search of paperwork from sales turned up a stack of forms detailing that Novak had sold a number of cattle that matched those reported stolen. Langdon and a Ranger for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association contacted Novak and asked him to come to the Brazoria County Sheriff s Office. When confronted with evidence of the thefts, Novak originally denied any involvement. Later that afternoon, however, he contacted Langdon and TSCRA Ranger Tommy Johnson, asking to meet with them the next day, saying he would tell them at that time what happened and how the cattle were taken. The next day Novak came to the sheriff s office with his attorney, Mike Echevarria, and made a full confession to having taken 273 head of cattle. He took the officers to a pasture in Brazoria County and showed them where 93 of the animals were hidden. The cattle were seized and taken to the Rosharon livestock sale barn, where they were separated and returned to their rightful owners. Officers said Novak, who is from a ranching family and knows the busi- Cattle Rustlers...Cont. on pg 5 NOAH S Service Center & Tires Noah S. Rice Owner Your Satisfaction is our Pride Stewart Road Galveston, TX Years in Galveston County! - (BOI) Licensed Bonded Insured Page - The Police News

5 Cattle Rustlers...Cont. from pg 4 ness, worked alone. They said he told them that he knew a partner might talk and lead authorities to him. He worked delivering tractors and rental equipment over a wide area, Boykin said. This allowed him to note the cattle in various pastures, determine whether they were gentle, and how much oversight they had. "Later he would go back with a trailer and a sack of feed, and get them into pens, and load them up," Boykin explained. As for keeping them hidden until they were sold, "It was a case of hiding them in plain sight," Boykin said. He said Novak took the stolen cattle to a leased pasture, mixing them with his own cattle. He sold the calves every month or two at different sale barns. The older cattle, many of which were branded, he kept for breeding purposes. After we recovered the stolen cattle, a warrant was issued for Novak s arrest, Langdon said. He was picked up and confined in the Brazoria County Jail. Charges were also filed in Galveston, Harris, Fort Bend, Austin, Grimes, Walker and Houston counties. Through a mutual agreement with the other jurisdictions, Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne arranged for Novak to make full restitution to owners of all the cattle before he was allowed to enter a guilty plea in exchange for fiveyears in prison. Each of the theft cases involved more than ten head of livestock, which meant each was a third degree felony punishable by two to ten years in prison. "When this started taking place, we realized it was a major problem," Sheriff Charles Wagner said. "We wanted to get it shut down in Brazoria County. It took a while, but we did it." The involvement of so many different law enforcement agencies complicated the investigation, but the mass effort by all of them led to its solution, Langdon said. He especially credited Brazoria County deputies Boykin and Captain Chris Kincheloe; the Texas Rangers and Rangers from the TSCRA for their investigative efforts; the Houston Police Department for its generous use of a helicopter; Sheriff Wagner and Chief Deputy Jeff Adkins of the BCSO for providing the manpower and the financial resources necessary to break the case; and District Attorney Yenne for seeing to it that full restitution was made to all of the owners whose cattle were stolen. stolen in Brazoria County. Yenne said that restitution was a requirement to accept his plea for a five- year term. "It wasn't perfect, but we felt it was important," she said. "Sometimes when a defendant has access to resources, they are willing to make restitution in exchange for a reduction in their prison term," she explained. "I understand he was required to make restitution in some other counties, as well." Marie Beth Jones is a published author and freelance writer based in Angleton, Texas. 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7 WANTED FUGITIVES Galveston County Galveston County Sheriff s Office or Galveston Police Department Accepting Applications The City of Galveston is now accepting applications from TCLEOSE Licensed Peace Officers for the position of Police Officer with the Galveston Police Department. All applicants are required to take a written exam that will be given: RMS BROWN, ANTHONY DUANE BM 01/08/ /163 BLK/BRO Last Address: TEXAS CITY MTRP/ROBBERY RMS FRANKLIN, KELLEN SAMUEL BM 01/11/ /255 BRO/BRO Last Address: LAMARQUE UNLAW CARRY WEAPON ON LIC PREMISES RMS CHARALUMBOUS, KOSTOS WM 06/12/ /210 BLK/BRO Last Address: GALVESTON ASSAULT/FAMILY VIOLENCE RMS GARCIA, ROBERTO ORTIZ WM 10/14/ /160 BLK/BRO Last Address: DICKINSON BURGLARY OF BUILDING Wednesday, August 19th, :00 a.m. San Luis Hotel, Ballrooms A and B 5222 Seawall Boulevard Galveston, TX All candidates should arrive early and bring photo identification to the exam. The test will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and no one will be admitted once the exam has commenced.the exam will be scored immediately. Directions and schedules for each step in the hiring process will be announced following the test. Candidates must pre-register for this examination by calling the City of Galveston s Human Resources Office at (409) The exam registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 12th. An exam study guide is available from the City s Human Resources Office free of charge. For more information please contact the City of Galveston s Human Resources Department by calling (409) Additional information is available on the City of Galveston s website, The City of Galveston is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. GUILLORY, DUSTIN MICHAEL WM 09/16/ /155 BRO/BRO Multiple Tattoos Last Address: BACLIFF CREDIT CARD ABUSE RUDD, JAMES ANDREW WM 06/18/ /160 BRO/BRO Tattoos Neck & Arms Last Address: LEAGUE CITY POSSESSION OF COCAINE VICTOR, JOANN WF 02/04/ /145 BLK/BRO Last Address: TEXAS CITY FELONY THEFT HUNTER, KENNETH RAY JR WM 06/20/ /230 BLK/BRO Multiple Tattoos Last Address: BACLIFF INJURY TO CHILD OR ELDERLY SANTOS-VELAS,JUAN LUIS WM 10/29/ /140 BRO/BLK Last Adddress: DICKINSON AGG SEXUAL ASSAULT CHILD (RAPE) WASH, DAVID ALLEN SR WM 03/04/ /170 BRO/BLU Multiple Tattoos Last Address: LEAGUE CITY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT W/DEADLY WEAPON M.L. Murley House House Raising, Moving, Foundation Repair and Leveling RAIsInG & LeveLInG 3rd Generation In Houston & Galveston Area Licensed & Bonded Will $30 s meet $40,000 or beat Includes any Raising estimate Above Floodplain 12 Pilings New Stringers If Needed New Concrete Slab Elevation Certificate Engineer Drawing All Permits Needed for Job We Also Do Roofing, Remodeling & Foundation Repair Call Murley Felix Or The Police News - Page

8 BUSTED Alexander Torres Alexander Torres, 21, was visiting the San Luis Hotel from Houston. Hotel management called the police to remove a group of disorderly people. This man with the nail in his lip was one of the disorderly people who wouldn t leave. Officers Crystal Teague and Joe Durr walked him to their awaiting police coach and gave him a ride to the central booking office. There was no riot, no one got Tased or sprayed. There was no professional athlete involved so the TV news and big time newspapers didn t talk about it. Sorry folks, no cell phone videos available this time. Busted! Attention Law Enforcement Agencies: If you have a picture of a criminal which you feel should be recognized for their contributions against society, the photo and a brief summary of how he or she was busted. to MAID IN CRYSTAL BEACH Pamela Goza, Owner PO Box 2593 Crystal Beach, Texas Cell: Office: Crystal Beach Galveston Serving all of your Commercial, Rental and Residential needs. Now serving Galveston Island. OLSON'S PILING SERVICE Boat Houses House Pilings Water Pilings Pile Replacement Bulk Heads Cell: (409) Office: (409) Sea Isle, Galveston TX A&A D&P 24 HOUR WRECKER SERVICE Heavy Duty Unlock Any Car Jump Start RV Towing Off Road Service Out of Town Towing Emergency Auto Repair NO JOB TOO FAR or TOO SMALL! Operated by the Anderwalds Toll Free: VISIT US ON the WEB: Financing Available Air & Heat Serving the Island & Surrounding Cities Sales / Installation / Service All Brands New Construction / Remodeling Residential & Commercial No Evening or Holiday Extra Charge Owner/Operator Randy Allen Rheem Frigidaire Free Second Opinion Office: Service Tech Response Cell: Yearly Maintenance Program Available Insured & Licensed TACLB024601E Page - The Police News

9 The first POLICE NEWS LIVE radio program broadcast over KGBC 1540-AM radio in Galveston featured interviews with Santa Fe, Texas police Sgt. Eric Bruss (left) and officer Robert Powers (right). The Monday evening broadcasts features law enforcement officials from throughout the KGBC listening area and is moderated by Police News editor/publisher Breck Porter (center) BUSTED Freddie Fernandez This is Mister Freddy Fernandez, 28 years old of Galveston. Freddy seemingly was engaged in the drug trafficking business until the narcs from Galveston PD paid him a visit at his Jamaica Beach hideaway armed with a search warrant. Police say they had Freddy tagged for quite awhile but just let him run to the end of his rope, then they pulled it in on him. When Galveston and Jamaica Beach police showed up at his rented bay home Freddy turned rabbit and ran. With the cops hot on his tail he gave it up on FM-3005 at the Galveston Island State Park. Busted! Galveston Fire Department Training Chief Mike Wisko (L) and Galveston Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis (R) join POLICE NEWS LIVE moderator Breck Porter on KGBC Radio in Galveston. - Commercial - Industrial-Residential - Family Owned & Operated Since Elevation for piers - We can & do move almost anything - Tel: The largest structural relocation company on the Texas Gulf Coast Galveston s Most Affordable Condos Enjoy a luxury tropical living experience at Galveston s most affordable condominium community Completely Renovated and Upgraded Six Elegant Floor Plans NOW YOU CAN: Own one of the most affordable condos in Galveston for as low as $50,000 (limited units available for sale) 1 or 2 bedroom units and town homes with garages available for leasing starting at $ CORPORATE LEASING ALSO AVAILABLE CALL FOR RATES LEASE IT, OWN IT, LIVE IT! AMENITIES/FEATURES Walking Distance to Beach Business Center Fitness Center Wet Bar in some units Sparkling Pool with Waterfall Tanning Deck Club House Fireplace New Appliances Tiled Floor High Ceilings Private Balconies Full Size W/D Connections Ceiling Fans Cable and Water Included 3506 Cove View Blvd. Galveston, TX Call Today! (409) HELP NEEDED! To help or donate baked goods, contact Shelly Combs at or Cathy Lum at the Freeprot Police Department at Sat, June 6, 9:00 am at Walmart, Lake Jackson TX Sat, June 13, 10:00 am at Big Lots, Lake Jackson TX Sat, June 20, 9:00 am at Walmart, Lake Jackson TX Sat, June 27, 9:00 am at Walmart, Lake Jackson TX The Police News - Page

10 POLICE NEWS LIVE a weekly radio program in Galveston featured these officers on June 15th. (L-R) Chief Deputy Joe Giusti and Constable Jimmy Fullen, Precint 4 in Galveston County and Deputy Danny Sendejas, Precinct 1, head of the Galveston County Constable s Mounted Patrol. KGBC 1540-AM Radio. $30K Raised For Officer Battling Cancer GALVESTON - A huge benefit staged in June for Galveston Police Officer Chris Sanderson could not have been more successful, providing over $30,000 to help the young officer in his battle with cancer. Centered at the Big Amos Restaurant complex at Broadway and 39th Streets in Galveston, 200 motorcyclists gathered for a 100 miles toy run leaving Galveston over the San Luis Pass Bridge and returning through Surfside Beach, Santa Fe, Hitchcock, Bayou Vista, Tiki Island and over the Galveston Causeway. Visitors enjoyed Bar-B-Que, beer and soft drinks. Children bounced in the Moonwalk as a band played and everyone enjoyed the hot, but beautiful day. Shlomo "Mony" Hamo, owner of Big Amos BBQ and other Galveston businesses, worked tirelessly to make the event a successful one. Hamo is a longtime supporter of Galveston law enforcement officers and provided valuable assistance to them during Hurricane Ike. Event coordinators who also spent many hours each day for months in advance of the event were Galveston police officers Angela Rojas, Lewis Jackson, Jovan Martin. Sanderson is battling Rhabdomyosarcoma Cancer but continues patrol duties with the Galveston Police Department between treatments. Contributions may still be made for Officer Sanderson at any Moody Bank branch. Visit for a location near you. Event sponsors and supporters who provided invaluable assistance were: Chris Sanderson Pictured presenting an Appreciation Award to Big Amos BBQ owner Mony Hamo is: Back row L-R: Joe Maffei; Joel Caldwell; James Emmerson; Herbert Graves; Christopher Doucette; Trinidy Boutwell Front row L-R: Charles Wiley; Mony Hamo; Joey Quiroga Galveston County Sheriff Freddie Poor (right) was a recent guest on POLICE NEWS LIVE, a weekly radio program broadcast over KGBC 1540-AM radio in Galveston. Chief Deputies Mike Hanson (not pictured) and Donny Allen were also on the program moderated by Police News editor and publisher Breck Porter. Arc Angels Motorcycle Club Blue Knights Motorcycle Club Buck's Bar Fertitta Hospitality, Inc. Galveston County Sheriff's Office Galveston Emergency Medical Services Galveston Fire Department Galveston Municipal Court Galveston Municipal Police Association Galveston Police Department, Officers, Employees & Families GCSO Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association GPD Citizen's Police Academy Alumni Association Harley Angels Motorcycle Club KGBC 1540 AM Radio Ladies of Rebecca Sealy Los Carnales & La Familia Motorcycle Club Mediterranean Chef Restaurant Moody Hospitality, Inc. Moody National Bank Police News Publishing Co. Regladores Motorcycle Club Rock Da House Moonwalks Texas Municipal Police Association The Blues News The Sky Bar Mario's The Villa Bed & Breakfast RM Naschke Silk Screening Mike Dean, Yagas Restaurant & Club Yagas bartending staff Fullen Jewelers John Ford Jewelers Rudy & Pacos Restaurant Segway Cruz Brothers The Spot Restaurant Nolan Ryan Foundation Schlitterbahn Dr. Nick Raftis Kitchen Gallery Page 10 - The Police News Granite, Cabinets st St. Galveston STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM Joe Carpet Cleaning Bonded & Insured - Galveston s Finest SHAMPOO & STEAM CLEANING $ out of your carpet! Upholstery & Drapery Cleaning Stripping & Waxing 24 Hour Water Extractions FOR LIVING ROOM, DINING & HALL Additional Rooms $ Open 24 Hours Island Cafe American, Mexican & Chinese Cuisine st St., Galveston

11 Tiki Island Host DPS Officer s Meet By Breck Porter The City of Tiki Island and the Tiki Island Police Department recently played host to an area meeting of the Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association. About 40 officers, retired officers and family members were hosted to Bar-B- Que and refreshments prior to a business meeting held in the city council chambers. Tiki Island Police Chief Jerry Wright, a retired state trooper and member of the DPSOA, said officers from as far away at the Mexican border were in attendance. More than 125 scholarships are made available each year by the DPSOA, to high school students from diverse social, economic, and educational backgrounds, in pursuit of higher education. Scholarship awards are granted in recognition of the student s academic achievements, community involvement, and potential for success. Additionally the DPS Officer s Association annually awards the Mark Jeffrey Phebus Endowed Scholarship to a student pursuing a degree in a law enforcement related Major. The DPS Officer s Association also supports The Trooper Teddy Program. DPSOA assists the Teddy Trooper Program by purchasing large quantities of teddy bears from our suppliers or by direct financial contributions for such purchases. The teddy bears are carried in DPS trooper vehicles for distribution to traumatized children at the scene of an automobile accident, domestic violence or natural disaster. This is one of the way the DPSOA supports the men and women of the DPS and public at large, especially children in need of comfort during an unsettling or threatening event. The members of DPS Officer s Association are not unlike the citizens of any Tiki Island Police Chief Jerry Wright and Breck Porter Texas community and often experience the same hardships and trials common to everyone. It is at just such times that this unique DPSOA assistance program reaches out to support its members. Whether a natural disaster, a personal hardship, or medical emergency members are eligible to receive relief funds. This program provides immediate aid for the use of DPSOA members. Overwhelming demand for D.A.R.E. led to the creation of the DPS Officers Association Anti-Drug Program. Every year DPS Officers Association contributes thousands of dollars to anti-drug programs throughout the state of Texas. These donations are distributed to Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs in schools, community organizations, and law enforcement agencies by members of the DPSOA Board of Directors. Public contributions enable the DPS Officers Association to provide the resources needed to both, establish and improve local Drug Awareness Programs as well as provide officer training and student educational materials. Persons interested in supporting the DPSOA in it s programs my contact Chief Wright at or visit Radio host Breck Porter (center) and Captain Joe Pena (right) listen as Galveston Police Chief Charles Wiley explains his concept of Community Oriented Policing during a recent broadcast of POLICE NEWS LIVE, a weekly program on KGBC 1540-AM radio in Galveston. The Texas Police Athletic Foundation's annual Texas Police Games were staged in Conroe in June. TPAF board members at the end of the registration day: (Standing L-R)Board Member Armando Farias,Immigration Customes Enforcement; Past President Dwight Kenney, Abilene Police Department (retired); Montgomery County Pct. 2 Constable Gene Deforest; Board Member Barry Thornton, Texas Department of Public Safety, Dallas; Board Member Neal Mitchell, San Antonio Police Department; 2nd Vice President Greg Lucas, Office of The Attorney General; Board Member Rolando Cruz, US Border Patrol; Board Member Dan Jenkins, Pasadena Police Department; Board Member F. Joe Pyland, Houston Police Department; 1st Vice President / Secretary Marty Rocha, San Antonio Police Department;(seated, L-R) Treasurer / Site Selection Chair Ronnie Sowell, Lubbock Police Department; Executive Assistant Sherlie Sowell, Lubbock (Police News photo by Jamie Nash) The Police News - Page 11

12 Special! Come Play This Summer. Just Add Water! Island Events are Rebounding! World-class attractions are open. Art and entertainment venues are putting on productions. Families are playing on the newly renourished beaches - lots and lots of beach sand and shore. Attractions, restaurants and shops are ready to greet you. Blue Bucket Brigade On a hot, sunny, Saturday in June, the Galveston Police Department's Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association conducted a 'Blue Bucket Brigade' at a busy city intersection and in front of the Kroger's Store. Within five hours, the members collected over $1800 from passing motorists and Kroger shoppers to help police officers buy replacement body armor, not provided by the city. Pictured top, CPAAA member Jack Danner getting a donation from a motorist. Pictured bottom, members Juan Pena (L) and Amelia Collins (R) with a generous Kroger shopper _police_news_hallmark_jul.qxp 6/2/09 1:13 PM Page 1 COOLING PLUMBING HEATING SAVE $ 1, UP TO IN TAX CREDITS PLUS Save up to an additional $ 1,000 ON QUALIFYING ENERGY EFFICIENT AIR CONDITIONERS, FURNACES,HEAT PUMPS,TANKLESS WATER HEATERS AND MORE* WE FIGURED WHILE THEY WERE HANDING IT OUT, WE D PASS IT ALONG TO YOU! Let Hawthorn Suites at The Victorian Resort be your home while playing on the beautiful beaches of Galveston Island. Eat at award winning restaurants or cook your own meal in our one or two bedroom condominium hotel suite, fully furnished with all the comforts of home. Have a deluxe continental breakfast in our Hawthorn Room or sip coffee on your private patio while watching dolphins and pelicans cruise by... at The Victorian Resort & Conference Center *3 night minimum. Plus tax, etc. Not valid holidays or with any other discount. Based on availability. Maximum of 2 adults & 3 children, limited time offer. Advance Reservations Required. One Bedroom Suite sleeps 5. Valid now thru August 20th PN *Valid only with the purchase and installation of select energy efficient air conditioners, furnaces, tankless water heaters, heat pumps and more and at participating locations. Not valid for commercial,third party or new construction customers,with any other offers or discounts or prior sales. Void if copied or transferred and where prohibited. See Representative for details (credit approval required).purchase and install must be complete on 8/30/09. See the federal economic stimulus package for complete details and qualifications for eligible tax credit. See Representative for details. $ 49 Air Conditioner Inspection* (Regularly $79) *Offer expires 8/30/09. Cannot be combined with any other offer. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 7AM-7PM PN (409) FREE With an Essential Service SM Plan membership* *Offer expires 8/30/09. Cannot be combined with any other offer. SERVICE CALL $79 Value NO OVERTIME CHARGES 24 HOUR PRIORITY SERVICE TACLA024135C / MPL # Direct Energy, LP (PUCT License # 10040) Regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation P.O. Box Austin,TX (800) (512) PN Page 12 - The Police News

13 BUSTED BUSTED BUSTED Kati Knight Colby Swanzy David Purvis Kati Knight, 19, of Nederland (left) and Colby Swanzy, 21 of Port Arthur went to visit Galveston to help contribute to the city s economy. They took with them a supply of drugs including Xanax. Marijuana and a.380 caliber, automatic pistol. Officer Randall Stansfield and Sgt. Jeremy Kylen greeted them at the ferry and gave them a ride to, guess where. Busted! David Blair Purvis, 59, of Houston, came to visit Galveston, driving a drunk car down Seawall Blvd. all the way to the Harborside Bridge where he stopped on the railroad track and went to sleep. Along came officer Derek Gaspard, who interrupted his nap and drove him to the county lockup where he finished his nap on a steel cot. Police say earlier in the day Purvis assault another man and fled in his drunk car. VISIT US ON the WEB at Pilgrim Cleaners Voted Galvestons Number 1 Dry-Cleaner Four Convenient Locations ESCO PEST CONTROL WDI Inspections Termites - Rodents Roaches - Ants - Fleas Birds - Trapping WEST SIDE East Side 6222 Stewart Rd 705 Holiday Dr ALTERATIONS CENTER SERVICING UTMB Steve Spicer Owner 9355 Jamaica Beach Galveston, TX YOUR HOME MAIN PLANT or OFFICE FREE PICK-UP 1210 Tremont (23rd &L) & DELIVERY s nternational y n o T s ny s nternational Toy nternational Ton nternational Car Care Car Care Car Care Car Care Best Quote Tractor Works BACK IN BACK IN BACK IN BUSINESS BUSINESS BUSINESS Welcome all old and Mowing Disking Dirt Work Haul Off Property Clean Ups Welcome new all old and customers! Welcome all old and new customers! new customers! Serving Galveston County Serving Galveston County Since 1994 Serving Galveston County Since 1994 Since Postoffice, Galveston 1328 Postoffice, Galveston Postoffice, Galveston Call Jack MOM & POP TOBACCO SHOP ROLL CAN CT Marlboro Doral Winston Classic Sandia Rebuck Richwood Millinum Newport Gambler Large Bag Gambler Med Gambler Small 6.99 Kool CIGARETTES ON SALE PK Copenhagen Skoal Red Seal Grizzly Kayak TOBACCO BAG 3005 Palmer Hwy, Texas City TX All CASH prices. All prices are subject to change The Police News - Page 13

14 What Were You Doing In June 1963? Molly O Neill of Galveston was on duty in the dispatch office of the Galveston Police Department. Police headquarters was then located at 10th Street and Avenue C downtown, 43 years ago in Galveston police history. (courtesy photo) SEX OFFENDERS-Brazoria Co. These are NOT wanted fugitives, but Registered Sex Offenders. If observed residing at any address other than the one listed below the photo, please notify the Brazoria County Sheriff s Office DEVORE, BRIAN CHRISTOPHER W/M DOB: Temple Dr.,Manvel, Tx Sexual Assault Child Victim: Female 15 yoa Risk level: Moderate RUBIO RENATO H/M DOB: CR 306A, Brazoria, Tx Indecency w/child sexual contact (3 counts) Victim: Female 12 yoa Risk level: Low DRYWALL & PAINTING STRAHAN, CHARLES EUGENE W/M DOB: A CR 390, Alvin, Tx Indecency w/child sexual contact Victim: Female 12 yoa Risk level: N/A STRAMBLER, MYRON LYNN B/M DOB: CR 770, Rosharon, Tx Sexual assault child Victim: Female 14 yoa Risk level: High City of League City League City POLICE OFFICER City of League City announces the administration of the Civil Service examination for police officer. High School or GED and 12 or more college hours required. Written examination will be administered Wednesday July 22, Applicants wishing to participate in the examination MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED. JONES, WILLIAM HENRY B/M DOB: CR 487, E. Rhode School Rd Damon, Texas Aggravated Sexual Assault Child Victim: Female 12 yoa Risk level: N/A NUNN, LARRY LEE II W/M DOB: CR 48, Trl # 132E RoSharon, Tx Indecency w/child by Exposure Victim: Female 12 yoa Risk level: Low NAPIER, JAMES HERBERT W/M DOB: Hwy 36 Brazoria, Tx Indecency w/child Exposes Victim: Female 13 yoa Risk level: Moderate DAVIS, JUSTIN LAVELLE W/M DOB: A Honeysuckle (CR 967), Rosharon, Tx Indecency with Child - Sexual Contact Victim: Female 14 yoa Risk level: Not noted. Registration is limited to the first 300 applicants. Register online at: beginning June 1, 2009 thru July 18, 2009 by 8:00 a.m. For more information contact THOMASSON, ROBERT LEE JR W/M DOB: Stonegate, Alvin, Tx Sexual Assault -Child Victim: Female 15 yoa Risk level: High SHELL, DONNIE WAYNE W/M DOB: County Road 219 Angleton, Tx Sexual Assault - Child Female 14 yoa Risk level: High Page 14 - The Police News

15 TEXAS EXECUTIONS Scheduled Execution: July 7, 2009 Roderick Dasha Newston Black man born December 7, 1977 Education level: 9th grade Date of offense: March 9, 1999 Native of Hartford, Connecticut Roderick Dasha Newton, 30, was convicted of abducting 20-year old Jesus Montoya from a car wash, forcing him to make an ATM withdrawal from a bank and then fatally shooting him twice and leaving him to die in a field in Mesquire, Texas, east of Dallas. Roderick Dasha Newton At the time of the killing, Newton was wanted by authorities in Dallas for violating probation from an earlier misdemeanor theft conviction. A second man charged in Montoya's case, Julian Paul Williams, testified against Newton and accepted a 10-year prison term. In his appeal, Newton raised five issues, including a challenge to the rejection of a potential juror and accusing the prosecutor of improperly questioning Newton's right not to testify. He also questioned the trial court judge's answer to a jury question during punishment, questioned the judge's handling of mitigating evidence, and said his trial lawyer was ineffective by failing to present evidence that could have spared him the death penalty. Newton's lawyers acknowledged some of his claims had not been exhausted in the state courts but blamed that on a poor lawyer initially handling the appeal. At his trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Newton, a native of Hartford, Conn., had 27 misdemeanors and felony offenses over a seven-year juvenile and adult criminal record. Montoya was shot after being forced to withdraw $200 from an ATM. Evidence showed Newton also took Montoya's shoes and necklace, then pawned the jewelry the following day. Newton was arrested about two weeks later after Williams was picked up in a traffic stop and cooperated with police. Newton was arrested after a police chase that ended with him crashing into a car, then running from the scene on foot. He was found a few minutes later hiding in a trash bin. Scheduled Execution: July 16, 2009 Kenneth Mosley Black man born September 7, 1958 Education Level: 12 years Native of Flint, Michigan Kenneth Mosley was convicted for the 1997 shooting death of Garland police Officer Michael Moore. Officer Moore was gunned down trying to stop Mosley s robbery of a bank. Mosley who had already robbed a Bank One branch in Garland in January 1997, showed up at the same bank the Kenneth Mosley following month and was recognized by employees as he waited in line. They called police, and Officer Moore, a 10- year veteran, was among officers to respond. The officer approached Mosley, ordered him to show his hands which were tucked into his waistband, and was fatally shot in the ensuing struggle as both he and Mosley fell through a window. Mosley was shot in the wrist by another officer as he stepped back into the bank through the broken glass flashing his pistol. Officer Moore died the afternoon of the shooting. He had been shot four times in his torso. At his trial Mosley s lawyers didn t deny he shot the officer but tried to show Mosley didn t intend to kill him. They also argued drug use was to blame for his behavior. Mosley, a native of Flint, Michigan, testified he never knew his gun went off, saying it was fired by accident five times as he was trying to surrender it to Officer Moore. But from the witness stand, he also launched into a profanity-laced tirade against the officer s family and other police officers. Jail officers also testified that after his conviction, he was belligerent while in lockup and said it would make his day to kill another cop. Dallas County jurors deliberated 30 minutes before deciding Kenneth Mosley should be put to death. Evidence in his appeal showed that Mosley sexually assaulted a woman in 1985 and had other arrests including possession of marijuana, possessing illegal knives, stealing merchandise from a Home Depot and then returning the items for cash refunds, and robbing a Home Depot at gunpoint six days before the officer s shooting. Samuel Diaz de Leon Jewelry Fine Jewelry Since 1967 Jewelry Repair & Designers Mon. - Fri. 8:30-5:30 Sat. - 9:00-1: Stewart Rd. Galveston TX Lowest Gas Prices A-ALTERNATOR & STARTER REBUILDERS Alternators Starters Generators Auto Truck Industrial Marine Exhaust Systems Catalytic Converters Voltage Regulators Rebuilt Installed Exchange 900 Grand Ave. Bacliff TX Danny Hudson Jamaica Beach Food Store BREAKFAST 7 AM Open 7am - 9 pm EVERYDAY 7 DAYS A WEEK Picnic/Beach Supplies Deli - Beer - LOTTO Groceries - Diesel Fuel ATM Pulse Machine Frozen Bait FRIENDLY SERVICE At the Traffic Light in Jamaica Beach Red's Tire Shop NEW AND USED TIRES VEHICLE INSPECTIONS 844 Grand Ave. Bacliff TX The Police News - Page 15

16 REGISTERED CONTRACTORS Work: Fax: New Homes Remodeling Additions Insurance Reconstruction st, Ste. 108-A Galveston TX Owned and operated by retired Police Officers EBEN-EZER REMODELING COMPLETE GENERAL CONTRACTOR REGISTERED, BONDED & INSURED Galveston Resident 30+ years H VINYL SIDING FENCES FRAMING WINDOWS DOORS DECKS HANDRAILS PAINTING KYLE HART CONSTRUCTION (409) Meadowbend Drive League City, Texas Locally Owned & Operated NUNN EXCAVATION Phillip Nunn OFFICE: CELL: Registered - Bonded - Insured 5006 Sherman Blvd. Galveston TX So You Want To Be A Cop Friday, December 10, :40pm Harris County Deputy Constable Douglas A. Egbert was en route home still dressed in his duty uniform after completing a tour of duty. He observed a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner that was nearly involved in a collision with oncoming traffic. The driver Page 16 - The Police News of the vehicle pulled into a driveway and Constable Egbert called for backup, stopped and approached the driver who he determined was drunk. The driver attempted to get out of his vehicle, but Constable Egbert instructed him to remain seated and attempted to close the driver s door. The driver became belligerent and got out of his car anyway. He pulled a large knife and slashed Constable Egbert inflicting a laceration on his left arm. The man then stabbed Egbert in the lower left torso with this thrust being stopped the by deputy s ballistic body armor. Egbert retreated from the suspect while at the same time ordering him to drop the knife. The assailant refused to comply and continued his attack. Egbert fired one shot killing the attacker. Investigators determined that the attacker had a history of violence including a prior assault on a police officer. Constable Egbert was treated at the scene by the Houston Fire Department EMS for the knife wound to his left arm, declined hospital care and continued to his home. He returned to full duty with the Harris County Constable s Office.

17 SEX OFFENDERS-Galveston Co. These are NOT wanted fugitives, but Registered Sex Offenders. If observed residing at any address other than the one listed below the photo, please notify the Galveston County Sheriff s Office Chapman,Phillip Ray W/M Forrest Road, Alvin Victim: Female/13 Indecency with a Child by Exposure Risk Level: Low Manis,Shawn Christopher W/M Tower Drive, Friendswood Victim: Male/8 Ind with Child by Contact & Exposure Risk Level: Medium Gray, AlanClark W/M th Street, San Leon Victims: Females 10 & 13 Agg Sex Asslt Child/Ind Exp Risk Level: None Gonzalez, Guadalupe W/M st Street, San Leon Female/14 Indecency with Child by Contact Risk Level: Low LA MARQUE 104 E Main Just Off Hwy 146 DIRECTIONS: I-45 to FM 519 Exit at LaMarque. Take 519 East a couple miles - on the left hand side E. R. Johnson Family Mortuary Eddie R. Johnson Owner/Funeral Director Cremation, Monuments, Pre-Arrangements, Insurance and Notary Services Oldest Biker Bar in Galveston County Quality, Distinctive, Professional Service 3828 Avenue O/PO Box 5 Galveston, TX Now Open: MURPHY'S ON Hwy 6 Santa Fe, TX Ph: Fax: Get late breaking local police news at Adams, Tyrell Tremaine B/M Avenue B, Dickinson Victim: Male/5 Aggr Sexual Assault Child, 2-Counts Risk Level: High DeLaCerda, Richie Joe W/M FM 646 South, Santa Fe Victim: Female/25 Sexual Assault 3 Counts Risk Level: High Fernandez, John W/M Crane Hitchcock Victim: Female/13 Indecency with a Child by Contact 3-Counts Risk Level: Medium Gonzales, Gilbert Lee W/M Gordy #12 Bacliff Victims: Females 7 & 8 Indecency with a Child by Contact 5-Counts Risk Level: Medium Johnson, Jimmy Nolan W/M Elizabeth B Algoa Victims: M & F/4 & 2 Indecency with a Child by Contact 2 Counts Risk Level: Low Ward, Murray Allen, Jr. W/M Bunyard Road Alvin Victrim: Female/4 Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child 2 Counts Risk Level: None The Police News - Page 17

18 FINANCIAL SUCCESS Community: Working together, helping each other, realizing goals, and reaching them. Serving our community s financial needs with lower fees, great rates and personal service all with people who make banking better. Galveston locations: 2302 Church Street th Street Join us today. Be a part of it. Koch home helpers Our Capable Care Gives You Peace of Mind In Home assistance Mackenzie T. Koch, Director ÿ Residential ÿ Commercial FREE Estimates Electric Co. 24 Hour Service ÿ New Construction ÿ Repair & Maintenance or or Licensed & Insured TECL #22987 Law Enforcement Equipment and Accessories 6831 Broadway Suite F Pearland, Texas Owned & Operated by Ofr. Rick Fernandez Office: Mon-Fri 9am - 7pm Fax: Saturday 10am - 7pm MONTHLY AUTO AUCTION IN HOUSTON AREA CARS FOR FULL LISTINGS CALL F OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE: Texas Auto Title & Registration Consultants, Inc. Donald McClure TXE Courtney McClure TXE Jim Heald TXE F O'Donohoe Allstate Agency Auto homeowners life health commercial 5928 Stewart Road Galveston, TX Page 18 - The Police News

19 BUSTED Crime Stopper Alert Murder Crime Stoppers and Investigators with the Friendswood Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with any information on the December 28, 2008 homicide of 32 year old Francisca Calkins. Calkins was found in a hot tub on the deck outside of her loft apartment located in the 200 block of Chester in Friendswood, Texas. The cause of Calkins' death was drowning but she also suffered from blunt force trauma. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called in to the Crime Stoppers tips hotline or submitted online that leads to the identification, arrest and charging of any suspect(s) in this case. All tipsters remain anonymous. Service to all Houston Airports Crime Stopper Alert Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child 29-year-old Danny Cruz Ortiz sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl who was a customer at his mother's store in He received a 10-year probated sentence, which included registering his current address annually in the month of his birth. Ortiz failed to register in 2008 and 2009 and a warrant for his arrest was issued for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, with no bond. Danny Ortiz is believed still to be in the Houston area. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called in to the Crime Stoppers tips hotline or submitted online to that leads to his arrest. All tipsters remain anonymous. Jeff s Cab Co. We accept most major credit cards JEFF (5333) Wesley Halzip This is Mr. Wesley Elkington Haizlip, 19, of Galveston. Officers James Emmerson and Brandon Kiamar happened upon Mr. Haizlip on a Galveston Street and Mr. Haizlip happened to have with him 9 baggies of Marijuana, a quantity of loose Marijuana, a Marijuana grinder, a digital scale, a puncture seal fake canister, and a Brut Deodorant Fake canister. Convinced that Mr. Haizlip was in the drug dealing business, the officers escort him to the county lockup so that nothing bad would happen to him. Busted! This sign is available to businesses in Galveston County from the Galveston County Auto Crimes Task Force. To request signage for your parking lot, call At Katie s Seafood Market, what you sea is what you get: the highest quality, freshest seafood the region has to offer! Catch our daily market specials! Whole Salmon Fillets Shellfish Specialty Seafood Big Amos Serving 11:00 a.m. till Closing BBQ Catering 10% OFF with this ad. Available 33rd & Broadway Brisket Plate 2 Sides, Bread $6.99 SAUSAGE Plate 2 Sides, Bread $5.99 RIBS Plate 2 Sides, Bread $6.99 ChOPPED BEEF SANDWICHES 2 Sides $5.99 PHILLY CHEESE STEAK Fries $5.99 Chicken Plate 2 Leg Quarters, 2 Sides, Bread $5.99 1/2 LB CHEESE BURGER Fries $5.99 C A F E Open Monday Saturday 6am-2pm th Street Galveston Open for BuSineSS WelcOMe Back! $$$ C-A-S-H N-O-W $$$ Are You receiving payments from a Real Estate Note Business Note Structured Settlement? We will buy your payments for a Lump Sum of CASH! We also buy Life Insurance Policies if You are 65 or older $100,000 & up. Attention Business Owners: We buy Accounts Receivbles too! Call for a quote or visit us online: Pearland Galveston Office BAIL Kevin O'Brien, Owner Lake Jackson Angleton Houston BAIL BOND SERVICES League City Dickinson Kemah ALL GALVESTON AND BRAZORIA COUNTY JAILS Angleton Office BAIL The Police News - Page 19

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