2-28-18 Arrests of the Day
Man Charged in Connection to Evading OPD Officer & Leaving Scene of Accident
Odessa Police arrested Gilbert Villa Guerrero, date of birth 06/12/1990, on 2-25-18 at approximately 0400 hours for Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle (Warrant) “3rd Degree Felony”, Leaving the Scene of an Accident “Class B Misdemeanor”, Driving While License Invalid with Prior Convictions “Class B Misdemeanor”. Back on 1-10-18, officers observed a silver 2015 Chevrolet Traverse traveling in the area of University and Dixie.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on the listed vehicle in the 2700 block of Center Avenue. The OPD officer exited his patrol vehicle and approached the driver’s side of the listed vehicle. As soon as officers observed the driver of the listed vehicle, he immediately accelerated at a dangerous rate of speed and was last seen traveling northbound on Center.
The listed vehicle then crashed into a home located in the 3100 block of Center. The driver exited the listed vehicle and fled the scene on foot. A law enforcement database positively identified the driver as Guerrero. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Odessa Police obtained warrants for Guerrero, who was eventually charged and arrested accordingly.
Odessa Police Charge Woman in Connection to Fraudulently Selling Vehicle Insurance
Odessa Police arrested Amber Patino, date of birth 08/17/1985, on 2-22-18 at approximately 1100 hours for two counts of Tampering with a Government Record – Insurance Documents “2nd Degree Felony”. On 2-7-18, Allstate Insurance made a tampering with government records report with the Odessa Police Department.
Investigation revealed that a former employee, identified as Patino, fraudulently sold motor vehicle insurance to a prospective client. Patino issued two insurance cards knowing that they were false and not valid. OPD detectives obtained two warrants for Patino, who was charged and arrested accordingly.
Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Man for 4th DWI
Odessa Police arrested Alexander Albino Escobedo Jr., date of birth 01/05/1973, on 2-27-18 at approximately 0210 hours for Driving While Intoxicated 3rd or More “Felony 3”. While patrolling the 1500 block of North JBS Parkway, officers observed a white Chevrolet truck fail to stop at a proper place, at the intersection of University and JBS Parkway.
A traffic stop was conducted on the listed vehicle and the driver was identified as Escobedo. While making contact with Escobedo, officers could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. Escobedo was placed into custody for driving while intoxicated after failing field sobriety tests. Investigation revealed that Escobedo had three prior convictions for driving while intoxicated. Escobedo was charged and arrested accordingly.
Odessa Police Make 3 Arrests in Connection to Stolen Vehicle Investigation
Odessa Police Arrested Tommy Ratliff III DOB 1-4-86, Marisa Johnson DOB 10-16-90, and Jerry Freels DOB 5-31-88, on 2-26-18 at approximately 0732 hours for Theft of Property “3rd Degree Felony”. Officers responded to 3727 Andrews Highway (High Plains Apartments) in reference to a stolen vehicle.
The complainant reported that their gray Acura MDX had been stolen by unknown suspects. Surveillance footage showed that the suspects were occupying a white Honda Pilot while driving through the High Plains Apartment complex and officers were able to view the license plate number on the suspect vehicle.
The suspects’ vehicle was traced to a residence located in the 3600 block of McKnight. Officers responded to the 3600 block of McKnight and located the Honda Pilot along with the the stolen Acura MDX in the alley. Officers made contact with three subjects, identified as Ratliff, Johnson and Freels. Detectives interviewed all three suspects and investigation revealed that all three were responsible for stealing the Acura MDX.
Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, all three subjects were charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. The stolen Acura MDX was returned to its owner.
Tommy Ratliff Marisa Johnson Jerry Freels