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November 9th, 2011

Blotters for Nov. 7, 2011

November 9, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Nov. 7, 2011.

The SPD received 11, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Andrei Bovbenco, 24 — Theft.
• Ramona Martinez-Almanza, 57 — Warrants.
• Paisley Shafer, 19 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Nov. 7, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Michael Adam Hernandez, 21, of Sweetwater — Warrant/cruelty to non-livestock animals.

November 8th

Tomorrow expected to be sunny

November 9, 2011

The overnight forecast for Sweetwater is clear, with a low around 38. North wind around 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 57. North northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Blotters for November 4-6, 2011

November 8, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 144 calls for service, issued 19 citations and made 19 arrests from Nov. 4-6, 2011.

The SPD received 68, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Aggravated burglary — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — 1500 block of McCauley.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Adam Salazar, 21 — Warrant.
• Zamardrick Walker, 18 — Warrant.
• Raymond Spillers, 72 — Warrant.
• Lonnie Bell, 39 — Warrant.
• Santos Vera, 22 — Warrant.
• Juvenile, 13 — Evading.
• Joe Lozano, 51 — Warrant.
• Jaime Garcia, 25 — Warrant.

UPDATE — Victim takes the stand

November 8, 2011

5:45 p.m. Update:
The state entered six pieces of evidence which the jury saw: a picture of the car the victim woke up in, a picture of the victim's bruised face, the picture of the blood stains on the victim's clothing while in Abilene, and the articles of clothing--his shirt, shorts and boxers which were later found. A video was also shown of the victim.

2 p.m. Update:

Emergency Alert System to be tested tomorrow

November 8, 2011

Key Messages for Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Weather Service (NWS) will conduct the first-ever national-level test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test will take place Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 at 1 p.m. CST. The test may be up to three and a half minutes in length.

County approved for infrastructure assistance

November 8, 2011

AUSTIN, Texas — Federal disaster aid in the form of Public Assistance reimbursements has been approved in 12 more Texas counties affected by the wildfires of late summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Thursday.
Briscoe, Clay, Coryell, Edwards, Hall, Howard, Kimble, Menard, Montague, Nolan, Sutton and Wise counties join the 19 other counties approved for supplementary funding from FEMA under the latest amendment to the Sept. 9 major disaster declaration for the wildfires.

USDA opens wildfire assistance sign up to 48 additional counties

November 8, 2011

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie announced that 48 additional counties, including Nolan County are accepting Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) applications to restore permanent fences destroyed by wildfires.
"FSA is accepting applications in eligible counties, but there is currently a backlog for ECP funds," said Cumbie. "Producers are still encouraged to submit an application and will be notified as funds become available," he said.

Two dogs available for adoption

November 8, 2011

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a black male Labrador (above). Another of the adoptable pets is a white female dalmatian mix (right).
According to Sweetwater's new animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Today is Election Day

November 8, 2011

The Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is now upon us. There are several amendments for the Nov. 8 election seeking voter approval. Those amendments are:
• Proposition 1 “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.”

Blotters for Nov. 4-6, 2011

November 8, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 144 calls for service, issued 19 citations and made 19 arrests from Nov. 4-6, 2011.

The SPD received 68, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Aggravated burglary — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — 1500 block of McCauley.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Adam Salazar, 21 — Warrant.
• Zamardrick Walker, 18 — Warrant.
• Raymond Spillers, 72 — Warrant.
• Lonnie Bell, 39 — Warrant.
• Santos Vera, 22 — Warrant.
• Juvenile, 13 — Evading.
• Joe Lozano, 51 — Warrant.
• Jaime Garcia, 25 — Warrant.

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