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December 19, 2013

MWPD respond to property crimes and other arrests

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The third stealing-related incident took place in the 1900 block of SE 11th Avenue on Tuesday, just before 6:30 p.m. Police said they responded to a domestic disturbance call at this location where a woman said she had been talking with a male acquaintance in her front yard.

Police said the victim went on to say during their conversation, the man grabbed her purse and began to run away. But the victim kept a tight grip on her purse, to the point that the man began dragging her by the purse.

The suspect jumped into the passenger’s seat of a car, yet even as the driver began to pull away, the victim would not let go, being dragged behind the vehicle for a short distance before finally losing her grip.

Police have a name for the suspect in this robbery and said an arrest is pending.

In unrelated news, police dealt with two other noteworthy incidents recently that both resulted in arrests.

First was a suspicious person call around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Police said they rolled to the 700 block of SW 17th Street where a man had been walking around a house, knocking on doors and windows.

Police found the man, identified as Jacob Aaron Tankersley, 19, who said he had been walking around the neighborhood, knocking on doors in an attempt to borrow a a phone with which he could call his girlfriend.

MWPD received consent to search Tankersley and found four syringes in his possession. Police placed him under arrest for criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Finally, police made another arrest after a traffic accident last Friday, Dec. 13, around 5:30 p.m.

Police said Jose Rivera Gonzalez, 19, was driving at an unsafe speed on West Hubbard Street, through the middle of Mineral Wells, when his white, four-door Lincoln Town Car ran off the road and smashed into four new cars in the display lot of Jack Powell Ford.

When MWPD arrived on the scene, they arrested Gonzalez for having no driver’s license and other vehicle inspection violations.

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