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Tuesday, January 4, 2005

New Year’s Day bomb report on bus overblown

A New Year’s Day report of a bomb threat on a Greyhound bus traveling through Reeves County was ‘overblown’ though one person did end up in Reeves County Jail, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Richard Jacobs.

Ronnie Van Horn, 25, was arrested after the driver of the Greyhound bus he was on called officials to report a threat made by the Ohio man to another passenger Saturday morning, when the bus was traveling on Interstate 20 through Toyah. However, contrary to initial reports, Jacobs said, “He only threatened to hurt another passenger. There was no bomb threat.”

Jacobs said the driver stopped at a gas station in Toyah to report the incident, and Van Horn was arrested a short time later. He was transported to Reeves County Jail, where he was held Sunday on a $1,500 bond.

Back in May, area law enforcement officials spent over five hours investigating a bomb threat made by a 41-year-old Egyptian man, who had been removed from a Greyhound bus in Sierra Blanca. The man told Border Patrol officials he had left a bomb in his luggage on board the bus, and officials stopped the just west of Pecos overnight, until bomb squad members from El Paso could check the vehicle and found no bomb was on board.

One indicted, second charged in sex investigation

Staff Writer

One person already has been indicted and she and a second person are facing State Jail Felonies, following an investigation at the Reeves County Detention Center III that led to their arrests.

Agapita Martinez, 31, was arrested on Oct. 18, following an investigation led by the Reeves County Sheriff’s Department.

“This investigation was requested by Warden (Martin) McDaniel,” said Reeves County Sheriff’s Deputy Reno Lewis.

Lewis said that she already been indicted by a grand jury. “We presented the case to the District Attorney and he took it to the grand jury and she was indicted,” said Lewis. Martinez has been charged with improper sexual activity with a person in custody, at the RCDC III. “That’s a State Jail Felony,” said Lewis.

Another individual was arrested recently, the deputy said. Roque Ybarra, 29, was arrested and bonded out. “He’s been charged with the same offense,” said Lewis. Lewis said that they are not expecting any other arrests. “We don’t have any others at this time, these two were investigated at the request of the warden,” he said.

“We’re going to turn in the other arrest (the Ybarra arrest) to the District Attorney’s office,” said Lewis.

Ex-Pecosites starting own clothing company

Staff Writer

Two Pecos residents are making a name for themselves in the world of fashion. INKA Clothing Co., a subsidiary of 25 Zero Media, LLC, a company founded by three former Midland College students, two originally from Pecos, has chosen Midland Park mall, for the release of its first line of products.

“We chose Midland as the first location to sell our products to, because this is the place where we met and our ideas started. We named our company 25 Zero Media, after Loop 250, in Midland, so we can always remember where it all began,” said Eli Tarinl, co-founder of 25 Zero Media, LLC.

INKA Clothing Co. is a lifestyle fashion brand that was formed as part of the 25 Zero Media group, which began in the minds of three college students who were looking for an outlet to incorporate their ideas in film, music, fashion, photos, ads, art, and culture. The company is presently located in San Antonio, and has plans to grow into a full-media company dedicated to the urban youth market.

“INKA Clothing represents our fashion line, an urban hippie lifestyle brand that promotes individuality through cultural, political and social awareness,” said Bert Maddux, co-founder of 25 Zero Media. “This first line of shirts, hats and novelty items, represents our generation and our lifestyle that we grew up with here in Midland,” he said.

According to Eli Tarin, of Pecos, the term “URBAN HIPPIE” best describes INKA Clothing Company. “We want to send our a message of individuality through this clothing line. Our focus is to promote a determined and aesthetically charged company creating clothes for youth with an open mind,” he said.

The three company founders are Maddux, of Midland, and Tarin and Erika Tarin, both originally from Pecos. Under an agreement with the Midland Park Mall, INKA Clothing was being offered at a kiosk throughout the Christmas holidays, promoting their new lifestyle brand of clothing. INKA Clothing Company products can also be found at www.c or .

25 Zero Media, LLC is a media company dedicated to the urban youth market, specializing in film, art, fashion and music. To help empower youth towards creativity and education, 25 Zero Media, LLC donates a percentage of all profits to the 25 Zero Media Scholarship Fund.

Police Report

EDITOR’S NOTE: Information contained in the Police Report is obtained from reports filed by the Pecos Police Department, Reeves County Sheriff’s Office, or other officers of those agencies. The serving of warrants by an officer for outstanding fines of either traffic citations, animal control violations or other court costs are considered arrests and will be printed as such unless indicated that the fines were paid. In such instances we will indicate payment and release.

*** Melissa Acosta Garcia, 1414 E. Fourth St., was arrested by Pecos police at 8:53 p.m. on Dec. 31 and was charged on a warrant out of Ector County charging her with a probation violation for theft by check. Police said the arrest occurred after a traffic stop at Fifth and Walnut streets when a records check turned up the warrant.

*** Joanna Baca, 26, 1102 S. Mesquite St., was arrested by police at 3:23 a.m. on Dec. 31 in the 1100 block of South Mesquite Street on a warrant for failure to appear out of Presidio County.

*** Christopher Thomas Rodriguez, 27, of 419 S. Pecan St., was arrested by police at 3:23 a.m. on three warrants out of Reeves and Ector counties. Police said Rodriguez was arrested in the 1100 block of South Mesquite Street on a Reeves County warrant for theft by check and on two warrants out of Ector County, for theft by check and a probation violation/motion to revoke.

*** Pedro Natividad Dominguez, 25, 530 Martinez St., was arrested on Dec. 21 on warrants for evading arrest, failure to appear and theft by check. The first warrant was through the Pecos Police Department, while the other two warrants were out of Ector County. Police said the arrest was made following a traffic stop at 8:28 p.m. in the 700 block of South Peach Street.

*** Armando Madrid Jr., 31, of 512 W. 15th St., in Monahans, was arrested on Dec. 24 at 12:53 a.m. on Business I-20 one mile east of Pecos, following a chase through the east side of Pecos. Police said Madrid attempted to flee officers after being stopped in the 600 block of East Third Street, after he was discovered to have five outstanding warrants, three from Ward County and two from Reeves County. Police said Madrid was caught after attempting to run away from police after first driving away from officers eastbound on Business I-20. He was charged in the incident with evading arrest or detention in a motor vehicle.

*** Rona Adelle Davis, 38, 508 s. Mulberry St., was arrested by police at 5:11 p.m. on Dec. 28 on a warrant charging her with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine). Police said Davis was arrested at Eighth and Mulberry streets on the charge, which involved less than a gram of cocaine.

*** Adam Baltazar Aguilar, 17, 1610 W. Sixth St., was arrested by police at 2:53 a.m. on Dec. 26 on a charge of public intoxication and for striking a fixed or highway landscape. Police said the arrest was made after they were called to the 1100 block of South Orange Street in reference to a reckless driver, and found both the vehicle and Aguilar in the area.

*** Three persons were arrested on Dec. 26 on charges of burglary of a building following an incident at Herrera’s Drive-Thru Grocery, 303 N. Cedar St. Police said Robert Halpane Muro, 20, of 221 N. Cedar St., and two juveniles were arrested after police were called on a report of a break-in and saw one of the juveniles running from the store across Cedar Street.

*** Robert Contreras, 26, 1206 W. Seventh St., and Manuela Leos Hernandez,2025 S. Eddy St., were arrested by police on Dec. 26 on charges of assault under the Family Violence Act. Police said they were first called to 703 S. Alamo St., in reference to a disturbance at Contreras’ home, then went to that address, where both arrests took place.

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