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					WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2006
                                                                                                                          CRIME                                                                                    LAREDO MORNING TIMES | 3A

Officials find man Man arrested for false bomb threat
fatally shot in face UISD deals with third
                       such incident in
                                                                                                                                       8400 block of Michigan,
                                                                                                                                       was arrested at his home
                                                                                                                                       just after 2:30 p.m. and
                                                                                                                                       served with an outstand-
                                                                                                                                                                                      Police said Martinez,
                                                                                                                                                                                  a former student at Unit-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ed High School, called in
                                                                                                                                                                                  a bogus bomb threat to
                                                                                                                                                                                                              recent rash of bomb threats at
                                                                                                                                                                                                              UISD schools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Martinez’s arrest is the third
                                                                                                                                                                                                              bomb threat arrest this year at
            By JAVIER BARROSO                     gun was in the room and a holster                       school year                  ing warrant for his ar-                    the school on March 9.      UISD.
          LAREDO MORNING TIMES                    was on the bed, according to po-                        By CELINA ALVARADO           rest.                                          UISD spokesman              Anyone with information that
   A man died from a gunshot to                   lice reports.                                          LAREDO MORNING TIMES              Martinez         was                   Raul Leal said the Lare-    may help authorities with more
the face Tuesday in central Laredo.                   Rivera said Iruegas could have                                                   charged with making a                      do Police Department        bomb-threat-related arrests
   Officers closed down the in-                   inflicted the wound on himself,                    United Independent School         false report, a state jail    MARTINEZ and the UISD Police De-         should contact the UISD Crime
tersection of Galveston and Diaz,                 but it is still not clear if it was an          District officials on Tuesday ar-    felony punishable by up                    partment made the ar-       Stoppers hotline at 285-UISD
where the death of Gerardo Irue-                  accident. Iruegas’ sister Imelda                rested a man accused of calling in   to two years in prison and a rest thanks to the cooperative ef-        (8473).
gas was being investigated.                       said the victim was sitting on the              a false bomb threat to a local       $10,000 fine, police said. He was fort of both agencies.                   (Celina Alvarado may be
   Police spokesman Juan Rivera                   bed when the incident happened.                 school.                              taken to the Webb County jail         The agencies have been work-     reached at 728-2566 or by e-mail
said Iruegas died from a bullet                       As of Tuesday afternoon, po-                   Timothy Martinez, 19, of the      and held on a $5,000 bond.         ing together to crack down on a     at
wound to his right cheek.                         lice had not released any further
   Iruegas did not live in the                    information.
house were he was found, in the                       There have eight homicides re-
3600 block of Galveston. Rivera                   ported in Laredo this year. The last
said people in the house heard a                  one was on Friday night when a 21-
gunshot and called police. The in-                year-old man was shot and killed.
cident occurred at about 4 p.m.                       ( Javier Barroso may be
   Iruegas was found in a bed-                    reached at 728-2580 or by e-mail
room on the floor next to a bed. A                at

   SWAT team raid
 captures five suspects
            By CELINA ALVARADO                    crimes in Laredo.
          LAREDO MORNING TIMES                        A task force was assembled
                                                  consisting of the department’s
   Five unidentified men were ar-                 SWAT team, the Narcotics-Vice
rested Tuesday following a raid in                Unit, the patrol division and DEA
the city’s north side.                            officials, Rivera said.
   Police said once the five are                      Also assisting in the investi-
identified, they will face several                gation were the U.S. attorney’s of-
state and federal charges for con-                fice, U.S. marshals, the FBI, Im-
spiring to commit various violent                 migrations       and     Customs
and narcotics-related crimes                      Enforcement and the Webb Coun-
within the city of Laredo.                        ty Sheriff’s Department.
   “We want to make sure they are                     On Tuesday at about 6:50 p.m.,
who they say they are first,” Laredo              the SWAT team entered a resi-
police spokesman Juan Rivera said                 dence in the 9000 block of Or-
when asked why the men’s names                    ange Blossom, Rivera said.
were not released Tuesday.                            Officials confirmed that five
   Police said the Laredo Police                  men were taken into custody, but
Department and the Drug En-                       details of the investigation were
forcement Administration re-                      scarce Tuesday evening.
ceived information several days                       Rivera said a formal statement
ago that this group of men had                    explaining the arrests will be re-
conspired to commit various                       leased today.

                                  THE BLOTTER
         AGGRAVATED ASSAULT                       juries including bruises during the incident.
        Authorities responded to an assault            Police are looking for suspects on
with a deadly weapon report Sunday in the         charges of class-A misdemeanor assault.
200 block of Wyoming.
     Upon arrival, authorities met with the                       BURGLARY
complainant, 18-year-old Michael Arce of                 On Sunday, police responded to a car
the 800 block of Amber,who alleged several        break-in in the 10000 block of McPherson.
people beat him.                                      A man identified as Hector Garcia, 40,
     According to reports, the men assault-       said someone forcibly entered his Pontiac
ed Arce. While some men punched and               Grand Prix through a window.The left front
kicked Arce, another man allegedly hit him        window was damaged, and the value of the
in the back of the head with a handgun.           damage was estimated at $300.
     Arce was transported to Doctors Hos-             A police report did not list any stolen
pital for treatment of abrasions, bruises         property.
and possible broken bones.
     Investigations are ongoing under the                        AUTO THEFT
direction of the Laredo Police Department                 Someone stole a maroon 1990 Lin-
Crimes Against Persons Division.                  coln Towncar at a home in the 300 block of
     As of Tuesday evening, no arrests had        San Leonardo, according to a police report.
been made in connection with the case.                A woman identified as Angela Chavez,
     Anyone with information should contact       19, said a known person took the car be-
the Laredo Police Department at 795-2800.         tween Friday and Sunday.
         In an unrelated case Sunday, in the          Police are looking for suspects on
3300 blockof Texas Highway359,25-year-old         charges of class-A misdemeanor motor ve-
Delna Cardenas of the 2900 blockof Thurman        hicle theft.
was treated for abrasions and bruises after her
common-law husband allegedly ran her over
with his white 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix.
     At 12:49 a.m.,Jose Antonio Cardenas,19,
who resides in the 2700 block of Norton,was
arrested and charged with aggravated assault
with a deadlyweapon,a second-degree felony.
     Cardenas was transported to the Webb
County jail without bond, as set by Justice
of the Peace Ricardo Rangel.
         On Sunday, a woman identified as
Cynthia Riley, 38, told police that four un-
known male subjects assaulted her 15-year-
old daughter.
     According to a police report, the attack
occurred before 1 a.m. at a home in the
3300 block of Maryland.
     The suspects drove a black Chevrolet
     The juvenile victim sustained minor in-