VICTORIA – A 23-year-old Robstown man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of human smuggling.

A trooper with the Department of Public Safety pulled over Jacob Byron Johnson on U.S. 77 about 11 a.m. for illegal window tinting, said Sgt. Ruben San Miguel, a spokesman for the department.

The trooper did not see anyone in the passenger seat of Johnson’s Dodge Ram but noticed a woman and two men in his backseat, San Miguel said. Upon questioning, Johnson admitted that he was smuggling the three immigrants.

He was arrested and taken into custody at the Victoria County Jail, where his bond was set at $20,000.

The three individuals were released into the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol.

Citizen tip results in arrest

VICTORIA – A Victoria man was arrested early Monday on multiple charges after the Victoria Police Department responded to a tip from a concerned citizen.

Officers located a van with a shattered rear window in the 700 block of East Hiller Street about 2:10 a.m. while conducting security checks near an area where a loud noise was reported.

Andrew Cande, 43, of Victoria, was inside the van and tried to flee when officers ordered him out, according to a news release. While searching for Cande, officers located a small bag filled with a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine as well as other items used to ingest drugs.

Officers arrested Cande on suspicion of evading arrest or detention with prior convictions, burglary of a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He remained at the Victoria County Jail Tuesday night in lieu of bonds totaling $22,850.

Firearm stolen from vehicle

VICTORIA – A semi-automatic pistol was stolen from a vehicle Sunday. Someone broke into a 43-year-old man’s Chevrolet 2500 in the 7000 block of northeast Zac Lentz Parkway on Nov. 17 and took his backpack, which contained the pistol and a laptop, according to a police report. The burglary occurred between noon and about 2:30 p.m.

ARRESTED

  • VICTORIA – A 33-year-old Victoria man by deputies Nov. 15 on a warrant charging him with violation of probation in a driving while intoxicated case.
  • VICTORIA – A 22-year-old Edna man by officers Nov. 15 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.
  • VICTORIA – A 22-year-old Gonzales man by officers Nov. 15 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
  • VICTORIA – A 47-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 15 on bond forfeiture in an evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction case.
  • VICTORIA – A 18-year-old Victoria woman by officers Nov. 15 on warrants charging her with three Class C misdemeanors and assault causing bodily injury.
  • VICTORIA – A 38-year-old Victoria woman by officers Nov. 15 on a warrant charging her with driving with an invalid license with a previous conviction or suspension without final resolution.
  • VICTORIA – A 17-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 16 on suspicion of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces, two counts of possession of a dangerous drug and prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility.
  • VICTORIA – A 52-year-old Victoria man by deputies Nov. 16 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance less than 4 grams and resisting arrest, search or transport.
  • VICTORIA – A 24-year-old Victoria woman by officers Nov. 16 on a warrant charging her with being a fugitive from justice out of state.
  • VICTORIA – A 20-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 17 on a warrant charging him with property theft between $100 and $750.
  • VICTORIA – A 19-year-old Inez man by deputies Nov. 17 on a Jackson County warrant charging him with online solicitation of a minor, sexual conduct.
  • VICTORIA – A 31-year-old Greenville, Ala., man by deputies Nov. 17 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
  • VICTORIA – A 32-year-old Victoria woman by officers Nov. 17 on suspicion of property theft between $100 and $750.
  • VICTORIA – A 49-year-old Rockport woman by deputies Nov. 17 on warrants charging her with violation of probation in property theft less than $100 with a previous conviction and bail jumping and failure to appear cases.
  • VICTORIA – A 23-year-old Victoria woman by officers Nov. 17 on suspicion of driving with an invalid license with a previous conviction or suspension without final resolution, possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces and a Class C misdemeanor.
  • VICTORIA – A 43-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 18 on suspicion of burglary of vehicle, criminal trespassing and possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.
  • VICTORIA – A 23-year-old Victoria woman by officers Nov. 18 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance less than 4 grams, possession of a controlled substance less than 28 grams and possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
  • VICTORIA – A 33-year-old Hallettsville man by deputies Nov. 18 on a warrant charging him with violation of probation in an assault causing bodily injury to a date, family or household member case.
  • VICTORIA – A 34-year-old Victoria man by deputies Nov. 18 on a warrant charging him with driving while intoxicated.
  • VICTORIA – A 31-year-old Victoria woman by deputies Nov. 18 on a warrant charging her with violation of probation in a manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance less than 200 grams case.
  • VICTORIA – A 33-year-old McFaddin man by deputies Nov. 18 on surety off bond in a possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces case.
  • VICTORIA – A 21-year-old Victoria man by officers Nov. 18 on suspicion of possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces.
  • VICTORIA – A 45-year-old Victoria man by deputies Nov. 19 on a warrant charging him with continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14.
  • VICTORIA – A 45-year-old Victoria woman by officers Nov. 19 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, second offense.

ASSAULTED

  • VICTORIA – A 23-year-old Victoria woman reported she was assaulted by a family member at a home in the 100 block of Scarborough Drive on Nov. 15. The offender stole her tennis shoes, according to a police report.
  • VICTORIA – A 48-year-old woman reported she was assaulted and injured by a family member at a home in the 100 block of Summerwind Drive on Nov. 16.
  • VICTORIA – A 46-year-old woman reported she was assaulted by a family member in the 200 block of West Second Street on Nov. 17.
  • VICTORIA – A 35-year-old woman reported she was assaulted in the 3700 block of North Laurent Street on Nov. 18.
  • VICTORIA – A 37-year-old man reported he was assaulted by a family member at a home in the 1400 block of Melrose Avenue on Nov. 19.

BURGLARIZED

  • VICTORIA – A home in the 2100 block of North Ben Jordan Street. A television was reported stolen Nov. 17.

DAMAGED

  • VICTORIA – A mailbox valued between $100 and $750 in the 200 block of Green Gable Drive on Nov. 15.
  • VICTORIA – A window pane valued between $50 and $2,500 at a commercial office building in the 4800 block of North Navarro Street on Nov. 16.
  • VICTORIA – The body panel of a Chevrolet Cruze and driver’s side door on a Nissan Cube in the 1500 block of Mistletoe Avenue Nov. 16.
  • VICTORIA – A car windshield valued between $100 and $750 Nov. 16 in the 1700 block of Port Lavaca Drive.
  • VICTORIA – Three tires on a Chevrolet HHR valued between $100 and $750 Nov. 17 in the 1600 block of Rosebud Avenue.
  • VICTORIA – A mirror valued between $100 and $750 at a bar in the 1900 block of East Red River Street on Nov. 17.
  • VICTORIA – A door window on a Volvo S60 valued between $100 and $750 in the 1000 block of South Main Street on Nov. 18.
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