City Arrests

Alcohol, drugs

A teenager was arrested for being in possession of a marijuana-laced dessert on the grounds of El Campo High School, 600 W. Norris, around noon Monday, Sept. 27. The child was handled by juvenile authorities and the records are sealed.

Abraham Salgado-Aldavera, 18, of 502 Kerney was arrested at 8:08 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29 for possession of a controlled substance in a drug free zone on the grounds of El Campo High School. “Three vape pens containing liquid marijuana were found in his backpack,” Cpl. Jeff Pfeil said in his report. Processed, Salgado was transferred to the Wharton County Jail later that morning.

Nathaniel Ryan Jackson, 28, of 8897 FM 1160 was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 on warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a restricted smoking material, failure to appear, driving while license invalid and no insurance after being stopped for a traffic violation in the 1200 block of South Mechanic. Processed, he was shipped to county jail the next morning.

Mauricio Hernandez, 21, of 1022 W. Second was arrested at 1:12 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 for possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to identify and a Wharton County Sheriff’s warrant for bond forfeiture - possession of a dangerous drug after being stopped in the 500 block of West Fifth for a traffic violation. A glass pipe was seized. Officers also served a warrant for credit or debit card abuse against him for alleged actions Jan. 20 involving a health card. Processed, Hernandez was sent to county jail later that morning.


Patrick Adam Escamilla, 28, of 207 W. Alfred was served a warrant at the county jail at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 for theft with two or more previous convictions. He stands accused of stealing slightly less than $800 cash from the Quick N Easy No. 1, 703 E. Second, sometime between March 26 and April 2. Escamilla had already been held on warrants for injury to a child, elderly or disabled person, criminal mischief and two counts of theft.

City Incidents


A truck was reported stolen Sept. 30 from in front of a home in the 300 block of Alamo. The crime took place Aug. 22.

A catalytic converter was stolen from an SUV parked at Sipo’s Lawnmower, 112 E. Railroad, between 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 and 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27. Loss is estimated at $200.

A counterfeit $100 bill was discovered at First Financial Bank, 401 N. Mechanic, on Monday, Sept. 27. A second bill was found that afternoon.

A television, toaster over and pressure washer were among the items stolen at Walmart, 3413 West Loop, around 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27. Loss exceeds $600.

A resident in the 400 block of Bluebonnet Lane reported gasoline stolen from a vehicle’s tank between 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28. Although it was only a small amount, residents are advised to be mindful of suspicious persons noticed in driveways. If you think they may be up to no good, contact police at 979-543-5311 if it is not an emergency situation. Residents can also call 9-1-1 if they feel there is an emergency. Please make sure to note the location of the incident. The dispatcher will also ask a series of questions to determine what help is needed. If calling 9-1-1, do not hang up until the dispatcher advises you it is okay to do so.

A 9mm handgun and Apple airpods were stolen from a Ford F-150 parked at Ivy League Retirement Planning, 219 W. Jackson, between 5:40 and 7:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27.

Violence, weapons

A person reported being threatened while on the grounds of Revolution Fitness & Sports, 903 S. Mechanic, around 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27.


A resident visiting Willie Bell Park, 800 W. Second, around 11:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27 found more than trees and playground equipment. The person contacted police after they stumbled upon a small amount of marijuana. The property is now stored in the El Campo Police Department “Lost & Found.” If you are the person who lost this property, just call 979-543-5311 and push zero to speak to one of the helpful receptionists. They will direct your call. If you can correctly describe the lost property, you are welcome to come to headquarters at 1011 West Loop and claim ownership.

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