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March 17th, 2008
» Police Blotter: 03/17/08 will print updates of dropped charges or not guilty verdicts upon request. Send requests with appropriate documentation and working daytime phone number to or by fax to (512) 392-5132.

• 10:06 a.m. March 14. Burglary of vehicle, 1624 Aquarena Springs Dr. Report taken.

• 10:49 a.m. March 14. Credit card abuse, 2300 S. IH35. Report taken.

• 7:13 p.m. March 14. Inference with public duties, 900 Peques St. Austin Lee Kemper, 23, arrested.

• 10:31 p.m. March 14. Terroristic threat and burglary of a habitation, 1208 Adrian St. Report taken.

• 10:37 p.m. March 14. Warrant service, 700 N, Bishop St. Nikki Lien Buaphan, 19, arrested.

• 12:32 a.m. March 14. Driving under the influence, 1635 Aquarena Springs Dr. Minor, arrested.

• 12:40 a.m. March 15. Burglary of vehicle, 1624 Aquarena Springs Dr. Report taken.

• 7:12 a.m. March 15. Burglary of vehicle, 1321 N. IH35. Report taken.

• 10:20 a.m. March 15. Burglary of vehicle, 1640 Aquarena Springs Dr. Report taken.

• 8:54 p.m. March 15. Warrant service, 2041 S. IH35. Benino Chavez, 45, arrested.

• 9:05 p.m. March 15. Burglary of vehicle, 1624 Aquarena Springs Dr. Report taken.

• 9:53 p.m. March 15. Warrant service, 11050 McKinley Place. Name not listed, arrested.

• 10:22 p.m. March 15. Driving while intoxicated, 600 River Road. Zenon Puentes, 55, arrested.

• 9:58 a.m. March 16. Warrant arrest, 149 Bandera St. Thomas Daniel Aguilar, 30, arrested.

• 4:20 p.m. March 16. Burglary of motor vehicle, 109 West Ave. Report taken.

• 9:08 p.m. March 16. Burglary of habitation, 1101 E. River Ridge Pkwy. Report taken.

• 9:13 p.m. March 16. Driving while intoxicated, 896 Advance St. Melvin Paul Ross, 30, arrested.

» Complete March 17 blotter [pdf]»

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0 thoughts on “» Police Blotter: 03/17/08

  1. Speak your mind to pompous city cop(badge #420) that has little man syndrome on a huge power trip and you will go to jail. just incase someone reads this I would like to tell what happened to me. I go outside to go to work and there is a cop blocking the one and only exit form my house searching my neighbor’s car. I walk towards the cop not too close about 20 feet or so and i said “excuse me Sir i’m running late for work and your car is blocking the exit and i need to leave” so he says to me get back or your going to jail i responded FOR WHAT? he said interference with police, but I just need to leave i said so he says you are going to leave when i’m ready for you to leave then i responded i need to leave now! he said get back so i turn around with my back to him walking away and i said “thanks a lot asshole” then i got arrested. I now have a lawyer to fight this and my first meeting with him he hands me a photocopy of the law i broke and i read it and i’m like well i guess i did maybe i don’t know, but my lawyer points out a huge point to me he says did you read the last paragraph it says something like speech alone cannot be considered interference. so i’ve spent 2,000 dollars on a lawyer and the 350 bucks to get out of jail. never been arrested ever just a 23 year old working person from west texas whose dad just happens to be a retired police officer and there is a difference between a cop and a police officer like my dad.It blows my mind that people can’t understand why most people can’t or won’t respect law enforcement. So I was wrongfully arrested isn’t that a loss of liberty? lets just hope the DA agrees. Cops are great

  2. Austin, thanks for candid statement. I am aware of this law and feel it is fertile ground for misuse or abuse by rogue officers. While understanding that our law enforcement officers are always under intense pressure to enforce the laws, just application of our laws is the basis of community trust in their efforts.

    Newstreamz is a vehicle to express your candid thoughts in a public forum. During the last legislative session, I pursued a revisiting of this statute to no avail. I will forward your post to members of the City Council and the Police Chief and encourage their review of the circumstances of this unfortunate event.

    I have always said San Marcos is a teaching city. Our legacy is education. This education extends not only to the students who are temporary residents of our community but to our local law enforcement officers. While I understand there is another side to the story, I only hope Badge #420 responds on Newstreamz to your comments.

    We all appreciate your father’s service to his community and only hope that San Marcos can have officers who share his compassion in enforcing the law as intended by the legislature.

    We will all be on watch for harassment of you during your legal process. In the mean time, please keep everyone at Newstreamz posted on events and continue to use this venue as a way to express your concerns with our community. Good luck.


    Scott Gregson

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